PHIL PARKINSON believes teams should be allowed to make more substitutions in National League matches.

Parkinson was speaking after yesterday's game against Solihull Moors was postponed due to Covid 19 cases in the Reds squad.

Wrexham take on Altrincham at Moss Lane this afternoon and Parkinson wants National League bosses to increase the number of substitutes that can be used during the coronavirus pandemic.

"There's lots been said about the welfare of players and you have got to take that into consideration that it was the right decision for the Solihull game not to be on for several reasons," said Parkinson.

"One that we haven't got a goalkeeper available because both of our goalkeepers have got Covid so it is the right decision.

"For me going forward, you listen to managers in the Premier League talking about extra substitutes being used.

"I really feel for the protection of players going forward that the National League have got to seriously consider that.

"It's not just about players being off and coming back after 10 days, it's then easing them back into training and protecting them as well.

"I really do feel that the subs should be increased from three to five in the National League and I don't think that should be a vote, I think the league - the people in charge of the health aspect advising the league - should take that decision away from the clubs and make that decision on their own terms because I think it is important.

"If you can make five subs, you can protect more players who have been struggling with Covid."