PHIL PARKINSON is looking for a productive festive period from his side before the promotion challenge is put on hold for three weeks early in the new year.

Wrexham were due to have a hat-trick of National League matches over Christmas but the Boxing Day clash against Solihull Moors at The Racecourse has been postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the Reds squad.

Parkinson's side head to Altrincham next Tuesday before another away game at Notts County on Sunday January 2.

That will be the last league outing for three weeks with Wrexham having a free date on January 8 because scheduled opponents Boreham Wood are on FA Cup duty while the Reds host Folkestone Invicta in the FA Trophy fourth round the following weekend.

Currently fifth in the standings, Parkinson is looking for a healthy points return from the next two games before Wrexham resume the promotion challenge at Yeovil on January 22.

"The Christmas period is always important because the games come thick and fast," said Parkinson.

"We are confident that we can go into these Christmas games and come out with a good points return.

"After the Notts County game, we then haven't got a league game for a while because January 8 is a free weekend and January 15 is the FA Trophy so there is quite a break.

"That makes the Christmas period even more important and we have just got to be ready for each game, and utilise the squad like we did at the weekend to try and get as many points as we can."