PHIL PARKINSON says his side must "really improve" their points tally so Wrexham head into 2022 among the leading pack.

After Saturday’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie at Marine, Parkinson feels the Reds have got a winnable run of National League fixtures over the coming months.

Parkinson wants 12th placed Wrexham to make the most of games against the likes of lowly Barnet, Maidenhead, Kings Lynn, Dover and Weymouth and finish the year strongly.

“We know we have got a lot of improvement in us as a squad and we have got to get more out of individuals in the team,” said Parkinson.

“In patches we have played some excellent football; we need to sustain that through games and from game to game, and find the answers to the challenges each and every game brings.

“We have spoken to the lads about what we need to do, not just in terms of football but also mentality and taking the good elements of our play and improving on that going forwards into the next run of games.

“The next run of games are decent for us and the aim is can we get into January right in the mix at the top end of the table.”

Wrexham have picked up three wins, four draws and two defeats from their opening nine games, and Parkinson is looking for a better points return from the upcoming matches.

“They were a challenging group of fixtures, I don’t think anyone could argue with that,” said Parkinson.

“We have formed a new team with a lot of players coming in.

“In periods of games we have been excellent but like any team, what we have got to aim for is to sustain that level of performance throughout the game or when teams have periods, come through unscathed.

“And when teams have set up to stop us playing - Chesterfield came not really to play themselves but to make it really difficult for us - we have got to find the answers to that.

“You are always learning as a team and individuals and we have got this run of games coming up now which we always knew when we got to this point, we have got a lot of teams who are in the bottom half to play.

“We have got to be ready now to really improve the points tally and get ourselves in the mix towards that Christmas period.”