BEN TOZER'S throw-in finally paid off and the centre-back stressed the importance of Wrexham having more success from the set-play.

Brought in from newly promoted League One side Cheltenham before the transfer window closed, Tower has been signed to help keep out the goals but he possesses a long throw that Wrexham have failed to utilise so far this season.

But Wrexham, trailing 1-0 against Chesterfield at The Racecourse on Tuesday, finally made one count as Tozer launched the ball into the box from the touchline and leading scorer Paul Mullin headed home the equaliser to rescue a point for the Reds following a below par performance.

Tozer was just glad the weapon in his armoury finally led to a goal.

"It was a bit of relief to finally pay off," said Tozer.

"We have got to use it more, put the fear into the opposition and long may that continue."

Manager Phil Parkinson agreed with his newly appointed club captain and says his side have to make the throw-ins count.

"The way the conditions were, it really is difficult to deal with," said Parkinson.

"When we signed Ben, as much as his quality in terms of his defending but his passing from the back which we didn't really utilise enough, the long throw is crucial and it is a great weapon to have.

"It has got us back in the game and nearly got us the win."

Wrexham made a bright start but were second best after Chesterfield took a sixth minute lead.

The Spireites' goal came from a set-play as the Reds switched off from a free-kick but Parkinson was pleased his side responded in kind.

"We had two or three chances before the goal within the first exchanges," said Parkinson.

"Then we conceded a goal from a set-play which is frustrating.

"On a night with blustery conditions, set-plays were going to be important as they proved to us with Tozer's long throw and Paul getting his goal."

The Spireites would have been further ahead at the break but Rob Lainton redeemed himself after bringing down Kabongo Tshimanga in the area with the Reds' goalkeeper saving the striker's penalty.

"I thought the referee was undecided whether to book him for diving or not," said Parkinson.

"I thought he was in two minds so I was disappointed when he awarded the penalty.

"But Rob is a good goalkeeper and it was a big moment for us."

Parkinson was pleased to get something out of the game.

"We have shown we can get knocked and bounce back," said Parkinson.

"Notts County, 1-0 down and back; Saturday, 2-0 up against Aldershot and game was abandoned, everybody was feeling sorry for themselves as you'd imagine we were.

"Going a goal down against Chesterfield, we responded again."