PHIL PARKINSON has started adding to his squad but the Wrexham boss admits securing some new signings could take time

The 53-year-old, who has been appointed Reds' boss on a 12-month rolling contract, had 16 players signed up for the club's 14th season in non-league, including Rob Lainton, Luke Young and Dior Angus.

The first two new signings of the summer arrived at The Racecourse last week with centre-back Shaun Brisley and striker Liam McAlinden both putting pen to paper on two-year deals.

Talks are on-going with transfer targets and Parkinson, who has managed six clubs including Bradford, Bolton and Sunderland, knows landing some signings could take longer than others but he does have time to compile a competitive squad with Wrexham starting a 14th season in non-league with a home match against Yeovil on Saturday August 21.

"We are in talks with several players and we are trying to progress on those as quickly as possible," said Parkinson. "But as all supporters know, sometimes they take time.

"The squad is going to formulate over the next few weeks and it is important that we are calm and we make the right decisions, and we get the best players possible for the budget we have available to us.

"There's obviously money in the budget to bring quality players in and the team working with me are working hard to achieve that.

"There is time. The squad is a little bit lighter than the absolute ideal situation, but I was aware of that and I would rather be in a position where we have got more spaces to fill than more of the budget was taken up by existing players.

"There's a lot of available players out there."

Parkinson's squad includes young guns Max Cleworth, Jake Bickerstaff and Ryan Austin, with the Reds' boss eager to run the rule over the trio in pre-season.

"There are some good young players and I think that is very important as well," added Parkinson.

"We will look at them in pre-season."