PHIL PARKINSON says Kwame Thomas has been give a "huge lift" in his comeback for a ruptured Achilles.

Thomas scored nine goals last season before sustaining the injury in training the day before Wrexham were due to face Notts County over the Easter weekend.

Having penned a new one-year deal over the summer, Thomas has been working hard on this rehabilitation and yesterday took part in a warm-up session with his Reds' team-mates.

"It has been a bit disjointed for Kwame in terms of his rehab but while we were sorting out our medical side, he was having his treatment at St George's Park," said Parkinson, who hasn't set a date when the frontman could be back in full training or available for selection.

"He has come back looking good and he was out on the grass with the lads yesterday.

"When you have been out injured for a long time, just being able to do some of the warm-up with the players and being back on the grass is a huge lift.

"Psychologically it can be tough when you get a serious injury but to have him back out there has been good because he is a very popular lad."

Parkinson revealed that full-back Reece Hall-Johnson, stretched off with a groin injury in the opening day draw at Solihull, is also coming along well.

"Reece is making really good progress and he will be a big plus when he comes back because, like a lot of the lads, he had a very disjointed pre-season," said Parkinson.

"He started against Solihull and the injury looked a bit innocuous at the time but it ended up quite a serious injury.

"It has also enabled him to do a lot of fitness work and almost have a mini pre-season coming back and I think that is important with him because he missed a lot of pre-season with the Covid situation."

But midfielder Jordan Davies (calf) and striker Jake Hyde (hamstring) could be available at Aldershot this weekend.

"Hydey trained Friday but we just decided to leave him until this week," said Parkinson.

"He joined in fully yesterday so that is great for him.

"Jordan has got to a stage with his rehab where Kev Mulholland is happy for him to come back and train tomorrow subject to him not having any reaction.

"We have missed those players in terms of what they bring and it will be good to get them back involved."