PHIL PARKINSON says Wrexham must be able to adapt during the 2021-22 campaign if there are more Covid 19 cases or injuries in his squad.

The Reds completed their pre-season programme with a 3-1 victory over Curzon Ashton at The Racecourse but a number of players have missed the summer friendlies due to coronavirus or knocks they have sustained.

It was a makeshift back-three that lined up against Curzon with trialist Dave Jones and Jamie Reckord - a left-back - in defence alongside new signing Aaron Hayden, with Shaun Brisley and Harry Lennon absent and Max Cleworth only appearing as a late substitute.

But Parkinson insists Wrexham need to be able to adjust if players are missing.

"It is a big learning curve for me and Steve Parkin," said Parkinson.

"We have gone into the game without Brisley and Lennon, and Max has had a lot of issues with Covid as well.

"Three centre-backs out and we have been able to adapt with the three at the back.

"Dave has come into the centre of the three and Recks has played on the left, and we have got to have that ability to adapt.

"We hope that Covid is going but if it does affect or impact, we have got to have that adaptability in the squad."

Brisley sustained a knee injury in the 2-2 draw at Spennymoor 10 days ago and Parkinson admits the summer signing, due to see a specialist today, is a big loss.

"It didn't seem too bad and then the scan came back painting not a great picture but Shaun needs to see the knee specialist and we need to look at that because he is that leader for us at the back," said Parkinson.

"He heads the ball out of the middle of the goal and we need that."

Lennon has been restricted to just 45 minutes since his arrival because of a knee problem but Parkinson added: "Harry was always going to be one who is going to take a bit of time.

"He needs a good week training and we will assess him towards the end of this week whether he can be involved or not."