PHIL PARKINSON admits it is a "great feeling" having a player of Paul Mullin's calibre who he feels can always make something happen.

The striker joined Wrexham in the summer on a three-year contract following a successful stint with Cambridge United where he scored 34 goals in all competitions last season to help the U's clinch promotion to League One.

Mullin has picked up where he left off at The Racecourse, scoring five times in eight outings to top the goal-scoring charts and he has also weighed in with assists.

A late equaliser in Wrexham's last match, when the 26-year-old headed home Ben Tozer's long throw-in to secure a 1-1 draw against Chesterfield, showed why he is so highly thought of by the Reds' boss.

"Paul has come in and right from pre-season he has got assists and he has got goals," said Parkinson.

"You always feel with him on the pitch that something is going to happen and that is a great feeling to have if you are a supporter, manager or a team-mate as well.

"The other day really typified that with the long throw, he has risen up above everybody and scored a terrific goal so I have been pleased.

"The others are all getting better, improving all the time and integrating into the team.

"There are areas which we anticipated we would be better in, and we are taking our time for those areas of our game to really flourish, but I am confident we will do as we go along."