PHIL PARKINSON is disappointed Wrexham aren't starting the new National League campaign at The Racecourse but he is just pleased his side aren't kicking their heels on the opening day.

The Reds were due to start a 14th season in non-league against Yeovil Town at The Racecourse on Saturday but the match has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the Glovers’ squad.

But rather than have a free date, Wrexham will instead face Solihull Moors at Damson Park when the action gets underway this weekend.

Moors' fixture against Dover was called off for the same reason and the clash with Wrexham, which will kick-off at 3pm, replaces the game originally scheduled for Good Friday.

New manager Parkinson is just pleased his side have a match after finding out the Yeovil showdown had been canned.

"We were all flat when we got the news," said Parkinson.

"I don't think anyone connected with the club and the supporters are going to disagree with my words because we were all really looking forward to the first game of the season.

"But there are going to be disruptions, you have got to be ready for it and you have got to adapt, and we will adapt accordingly this week."

Wrexham are also away the following weekend at Eastleigh so the Reds' first home game of the season will now be against Notts County in front of the BT Sport cameras on Monday, August 30.

The Reds completed their pre-season campaign with a 3-1 win in front of nearly 2,400 returning supporters against Curzon Ashton at The Racecourse on Saturday and Parkinson stressed the importance of his side getting a home game under their belts after hastily arranging the friendly.

"It makes it more important that we got the game against Curzon," said Parkinson.

"To go into the season without a home game is not the right preparation and it finishes pre-season off well for us.

"Now we go into a good week's training ahead of Solihull."

Midfielder Dave Jones, who hails from Wrexham and has played in the Premier League for the likes of Burnley, has been on trial during pre-season and Parkinson has not ruled out signing the 36-year-old.

"Dave is someone who is a good role model to our young players and we have enjoyed having him in pre-season," added Parkinson.

"Myself and Shaun Harvey are going to have a chat and decide where we go with that one.

"I would like to because I always like having good, senior professionals in the building and he's a great lad.

"It is very important, the leadership and the role models; not just on a Saturday but during the week in training. Players who do things right and have played at a high level.

"We need to guide our young players we have got - and we have got some really good ones - and Dave can help us do that but we need to sit down on Monday and decide where we go with that."