PHIL PARKINSON is leaving no stone unturned as Wrexham aim to avoid an FA Cup shock at the hands of Marine on Saturday.

The Reds begin the cup campaign with a fourth qualifying round tie against the Northern Premier League Division One North West outfit, managed by former Chester manager Neil Young, at Rossett Park on Saturday.

The Mariners reached the third round of the competition for just the second time in the club's history last season, beating higher league opponents Chester, Colchester and Havant & Waterlooville before bowing out to Tottenham Hotspur.

Keen to ensure Wrexham are just as prepared as they would be for a league fixture, Reds boss Parkinson himself and assistant Steve Parkin ran the rule over their opponents in last night's home game with Kidsgrove Athletic.

"Marine have got a good pedigree themselves," said Parkinson.

"Me and Steve were going to see them play on Tuesday, I have been to the ground before in pre-season so we know what to expect.

"We have had them watched the last couple of games as well so we know what they are all about but it will be good for me and Steve to go and have a look at them and get to know all the players, and prepare for this game as professionally as we always do.

"It's a cup tie, both teams are going to be really up for it and we have got to make sure we are ready to compete first and foremost.

"It is going to be a terrific afternoon because it will be a good crowd, probably one of Marine's biggest crowds, and we have got to be ready for action.

"So far preparation has been good."

Wrexham have claimed a number of cup scalps over the years, the 2-1 win against league champions Arsenal when Brian Flynn's side played in the fourth tier classed as one of the competition's biggest ever upsets.

With Marine also writing their own headlines last season, Saturday's meeting is one of the most eye catching ties of the round and Parkinson is keen to ensure Wrexham are not on the wrong end of a cup shock.

"A lot of people will be looking at it with our profile and Marine's pedigree in the FA Cup," said Parkinson.

"I should imagine it will get quite a lot of media attention.

"If we can get through, then the attention won't be quite as big afterwards because everybody is always looking for that cup shock.

"We have got to make sure that we are not in that category come 5pm on Saturday."

Saturday’s match is all-ticket with a capacity set at 2,150.

Wrexham were allocated 350 tickets in accordance with FA rules and that allocation was quickly snapped up by Reds’ supporters after they went on sale on Monday morning.

If the game ends in a draw, the replay next Tuesday will be held at Nantwich Town.

The pitch at The Racecourse is being relaid so Wrexham and Marine will meet for a second time at the Optimum Pay Stadium should a replay be required.

Tickets for the game would cost £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.