PHIL PARKINSON was delighted to pick up another away win but the Wrexham boss felt his side switched off against Altrincham after taking the lead.

Aaron Hayden put the Reds ahead in the 24th minute at Moss Lane, but Parkinson was not happy with how his team lost possession after going 1-0 up.

Altrincham never capitalised and Bryce Hosannah made it 2-0 seven minutes before the break, and the Reds' boss was pleased a poor spell in between goals never proved costly.

"I felt we dipped a little bit for five minutes after the first goal and just got a bit complacent, then after that we picked it up again," said Parkinson.

"You never get perfection but even though we have won, there was that little period where we just got a little bit slack in possession and maybe gave them a chink of light.

"Football is about being ruthless and making sure you kill teams off."

Chances had already gone begging before Hayden broke the deadlock while Hosannah's first goal for Wrexham secured a 2-0 win, and Parkinson was pleased to see the wing-back get off the mark.

"We very nearly scored twice, Jordan Davies at the back stick off a set-play and the keeper made an amazing save from Aaron," said Parkinson.

"We got the first one which got us up and running, and Bryce has been tremendous since he has been here.

"So many opportunities haven't gone in for him so it was good for him to get his first goal, and I thought his all-round performance deserved that."

The Boxing Day clash with Solihull Moors was postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the Wrexham squad and although he welcomed players back for the Altrincham showdown, Parkinson admits some were sill not 100 per cent.

"The Covid issue, it is alright getting players back but it is then making sure they are ready and we still had a few out there who are down on their training time and one or two were feeling a bit unwell in the game," said Parkinson.

"But I think everybody is going through that and we have got to deal with that the best we can.

"The ones who played have now got a little bit of a breather and the others who have been off like Dior Angus, Liam McAlinden, Shaun Brisley to name but a few will be in and need their training because we need to get them up to speed as well for what is a very important game at Notts County."