PHIL PARKINSON says greater control from his Wrexham side when they are put under pressure by opponents.

The Reds made the perfect start by taking a first minute lead through Paul Mullin in Saturday's clash against Stockport County.

But the home side levelled at the start of the second half and struck against 10 minutes from time to secure a 2-1 victory at Edgeley.

Not for the first time this season, Wrexham were put under the cosh after the interval and Parkinson wants the Reds to cope more effectively when the opposition are on top.

"For periods of games we have had really good control and Saturday was a case of that but we are paid for 94 minutes," said Parkinson.

"Are we going to get control for the whole game? No.

"When teams get on top of us we have then got to be stronger to withstand that period and come through it, like we did against Dagenham and Woking.

"We didn't have it all our own way in those two games - we had a player sent off against Woking and we had to stand strong and come through that period unscathed, with Rob Lainton making a good save.

"When we lost a bit of control for whatever reason against Stockport, we needed to come through that period but the midfield players have shown they have got good technical ability and they are good footballers.

"We have got to keep putting demands on each other to be better all the time."

Wrexham, ninth in the National League and seven points behind leaders Dagenham, will aim to bounce back against lowly Aldershot at The Recreation Ground on Saturday.

"We have got expectancy on us all the time but the expectancy from us as a group is to strengthen our mentality going into this game, and strengthen our resolve in terms of the way that we go about it," said Parkinson.

"Going into the Stockport game we spoke about playing in front of the crowd like at Grimsby and Southend, and I felt in the first half we did what we set out to do.

"We played the football that we know we are capable of doing.

"We go to Aldershot with that in mind but also to sustain our performance across the 94 minutes."