WREXHAM continue to be linked with Cheltenham Town captain Ben Tozer but Phil Parkinson is pursuing other potential new signings as he aims to put the finishing touches to the Reds squad before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.

It has been reported that the Reds have made two bids for the 31-year-old defender, who has been the Robins' player of the year for past two seasons, but both have been rejected by the newly-promoted League One side.

Parkinson is looking for centre-back reinforcements with Shaun Brisley currently out of action with a knee injury sustained in pre-season and fellow summer signing Harry Lennon only appearing as a second half substitute in the opening day 2-2 draw at Solihull Moors.

Lennon, also troubled with a knee problem, replaced wing-back Reece Hall-Johnson who is set for a spell on the sidelines after he was stretchered off with a groin injury.

It remains to be seen if the Reds land Tozer with Parkinson commenting: "We are still working on that and a couple of other situations.

"Everybody knows that unfortunately for us, we have had a bit of bad luck with the defenders with Reece getting injured and obviously Bris and Harry Lennon.

"It is an area that we are looking at."

Parkinson as able to strengthen his squad with the addition of midfielder James Jones who has joined the Reds on a three-year deal from League One side Lincoln City.

The former Scotland Under-21 international came through Crewe Alexandra’s academy before going on to make 185 league appearances for the Railwaymen who he helped clinch promotion as League Two runners-up in 2019-20.

After turning down a new contract at Crewe, Jones spent last season with Lincoln where he scored three goals in 45 appearances in all competitions, and Parkinson is delighted to get his man.

"We are very pleased to bring James in," said Parkinson.

"James is a good age, he has played at a high level; he has got great energy and he adds that running power and quality to our midfield department."