MARK Hughes is not worried about National League money men skewing the player market this summer.

His hometown club Wrexham, backed by the deep pockets of actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, are bidding for promotion through the play-offs under former City boss Phil Parkinson.

Champions Stockport have also shown their financial muscle on the way to returning to the EFL after 11 years.

Hughes said: “They have that financial backing that is very useful at this level. Wrexham are backed by Hollywood stars.

“A lot of clubs come up from the National League and have really good seasons and go straight up again.

“They get used to that winning and that momentum. There will be two good sides coming up who will test a lot of teams in this league and that’s something that we are aware of.

“But it’s about players recognising what we can offer. We’re a club that can offer a lot of things.

“I think the guys who have worked with me since I came in can see that. I think players will enjoy what’s going to happen here.”

City have been one of the busiest clubs in the off-season. Four new recruits have been unveiled and they are poised to announce more.

Hughes will not rule out the possibility of dipping into the non-league market as his squad overhaul continues to gather speed.

“It’s not something we will dismiss out of hand,” he said. “There are examples through the league of good players coming through non-league level.

“You look at the top end of the National League and there are good players.

“Some are clearly getting paid a little bit more and plying their talent at a lower level than their talent ordinarily would be playing at.

“You obviously need to have an insight and guys on the ground to know what the talent is. We’ve got guys out there.

“It’s not as comprehensive as some other clubs but certainly we have an insight. There are so many that will make the leap so we’re quite comfortable that we’re covering in terms of who has the potential to play higher.

“There’s always talent that maybe because of circumstances can’t commit to being full-time professional because finances aren’t there to do it. Maybe they earn more money as a part-time player plus doing their job.

“It doesn’t mean they are any lesser player so should always keep your eyes and ears open.”

Parkinson's Wrexham host Grimsby in their play-off semi-final tomorrow. The other tie sees Solihull take on Halifax's conquerors Chesterfield on Sunday.

The promotion decider is at West Ham next weekend.