PHIL PARKINSON wants to get over the Boxing Day disappointment by picking up a year-ending victory against Altrincham at Moss Lane in the push for promotion.

Sunday's home game against Solihull Moors was postponed due to Covid 19 cases in the Wrexham squad.

Parkinson was looking forward to facing Moors so that Wrexham, up to fifth in the National League after losing once in eight games, could try and continue their good form, although supporters would not have been present as sporting events in Wales are being held behind closed doors since Boxing Day due to the surge in coronavirus cases.

"We wanted to play in front of our supporters on Boxing Day because I think Christmas football is special," said Parkinson.

"When the fixtures came out, everybody looked at the Boxing Day fixture and we were really looking forward to it.

"An empty stadium obviously takes a lot away from that but equally, we still wanted to play the game but unfortunately we haven't been able to do that.

"Now it is just focussing on Altrincham and concentrating on that game.

"I said all along that the aim was to get to January in the mix and we have achieved that.

"We know there is a lot of work ahead but the run we have had all season has got us to where we are, and now we need to focus on improving the points return through the second part of the season."

Altrincham are managed by another Phil Parkinson, who was previously in charge of Nantwich, and the Reds boss said: "I have never met Phil so it will be good to meet him."

Meanwhile, the game against Solihull has been re-arranged for Good Friday, April 15 2022, kick-off 3pm.

The date was free for both teams, as it was originally scheduled to be the day Wrexham travelled to face Moors, until that match was moved to the opening day of the season and ended in a 2-2 draw.