JORDAN PONTICELLI believes having plenty of attacking options will give Wrexham’s promotion push another boost.

Kwame Thomas made his comeback from a long lay-off and scored in the 5-0 FA Trophy third round win against Gloucester 10 days ago and is one of six strikers available to Reds’ boss Phil Parkinson along with Ponticelli, top scorer Paul Mullin, Jake Hyde, Dior Angus and Jake Bickerstaff.

Ponticelli believes the competition for places up top will bring out the best in the Reds’ frontmen.

“Me and Kwame know each other from our Coventry days and also last season so it was nice to have him back, especially after a long term injury,” said Ponticelli,

“It was good he managed a good amount of time and got his goal as well.

“Attack is probably one area now that we are really strong in and I would back us all to play at some point.

“It is good to have competition and us going to the back end of the season to fight for places, and it will help the team scoring goals as well.”

Wrexham are set to return to action against Altrincham at Moss Lane this afternoon after the Boxing Day home game against Solihull Moors was postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the Reds’ squad.

“It was unfortunate but it is safety first,” said Ponticelli.

“We have had a few cases so we didn't want to put other players in our team and their team in any danger of it.”

Supporters would not have been able to attend the Solihull game after new rules were introduced by the Welsh Government.

It was announced last week that sporting events in Wales will be held behind closed doors from Boxing Day due to the surge in coronavirus cases.

Ponticelli wanted Wrexham, up to fifth in the National League after losing once in eight outings, to have a game but admits it would not have been the same playing in front of empty stands.

“With the fans being told they are not able to come to games now - I am not sure how long for but that obviously included Boxing Day - it kind of took the enjoyment out of it for us just as much as it did the fans," said Ponticelli.

“We wanted to play and get the game done and aim for the three points but we might be able to get this game rescheduled further on in the season where we can have fans watching us again.”

Ponticelli is just focussed on Altrincham and he is hoping the game goes ahead with the coronavirus crisis continuing to disrupt the festive period programme.

“Our focus is now on Altrincham. All we can do is just prepare for the next game and that is the next game scheduled,” added Ponticelli.

“If anything else happens between now and then it will be annoying but that is our main focus at the minute and we have still got a training schedule to keep with having a game.

“We want the game to be on so we can play.”