Wrexham Boss Issues Transfer Plea Despite Returning Players

Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson is delighted that players are returning from injury but is wanting more additions to his squad before the transfer deadline, according to The Leader’s Wrexham Chief Reporter Richard Williams.

The Red Dragons are buoyed by the impending returns from injury of the likes of Jordan Tunnicliffe, Jordan Davies, Aaron Hayden and new signing James McClean. Star man Paul Mullin is almost there but not quite ready, but despite this, Parkinson still wants new additions to his side.

What’s Been Said?

Speaking to the press, Parkinson commented;

“If someone comes in, great, if that doesn’t happen we will work with what we’ve got because we have got players coming back.

“Davies is back next week, Mulls should be back, McClean and Hayden are back and Tunnicliffe is back in training so the squad is looking strong.

“If a player becomes available or we can get a deal over the line, great, but my main focus is on the group we have got.”

Both Aaron Hayden and James McClean made their injury returns in their penalty shootout defeat to Mark Hughes’ Bradford City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. Whilst there is still no timescale on Paul Mullin’s return, who suffered four crack ribs and a collapsed lung after colliding with Nathan Bishop during Wrexham’s pre-season game with Premier League side Manchester United over in the United States.

“Mulls is back on the training ground which is so good to see. We are getting there.

“Each day he gets stronger.

“Obviously he has had a long period of inactivity but he is back out running on the training ground doing unopposed stuff; finishing etc, and he looks good.”

Writer’s View

Wrexham’s start to the season has underwhelmed and is not the one that the fans, Phil Parkinson or owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney would have wanted. They currently sit 16th in League Two and are still waiting on star striker Paul Mullin to return from the nasty injury he suffered in pre-season. With players returning from their spell on the sidelines, their form may begin to pick up once again.

Ben Foster’s retirement also may have come as a shock, but Parkinson will know where his side needs strengthening and it is up to the owners to see if they can acquire his targets as they continue to dream of winning back-to-back promotions.

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