WREXHAM’S promotion push is put on hold and Ben Tozer admits it is “frustrating” not having a National League game for three weeks.

Phil Parkinson’s side don’t have a match this weekend because scheduled opponents Boreham Wood are on FA Cup duty while the Reds entertain Folkestone Invicta in the FA Trophy fourth round on Saturday January 15.

The next league fixture is away at Yeovil on Saturday January 22 and Tozer would love to have played sooner after 10-man Wrexham suffered a 3-1 defeat against promotion rivals Notts County last Sunday.

“That is frustrating,” said Tozer.

“There are positives and negatives because sometimes you just want to get back on the horse and go again.

“Obviously it gives us a chance to work on things, and you hear murmurs about new players coming in.

“If they do, it gives them a little bit of time to integrate into the squad.

“That is all ifs and buts, we don’t know what is around the corner as players. We have just got to get on with it.”

Wrexham took an early lead against County who levelled from the penalty spot after Harry Lennon was sent off, and the Magpies went 2-1 up before the break.

The Reds had an excellent chance to equalise early in the second half but leading scorer Paul Mullin’s spot-kick was saved and the home side went on to score a controversial third goal.

Tozer fancied Wrexham’s chances of picking up at least a point if Mullin had been successful from 12 yards.

“They have been given the win as such,” said Tozer.

“If we score the penalty and it’s 2-2, we really fancy ourselves to at least get a draw.

“The game was quite open and it suited us to be fair.

“It’s just moments in games - big moments. I have seen the third goal back and it doesn’t look like it is over the line, I think he is quite eager to give it. It is just frustrating.

“We have to learn from these things but we have to take encouragement as well for the performance.

“We have been down to 10 men twice away from home now and it has been quite encouraging but it is frustrating having to play with 10 men.”

Wrexham remain third in the table and in the promotion picture heading into the second half of the season, with Tozer refusing to dwell on the result.

“They have celebrated that like a massive win which of course it is,” added Tozer.

“We have just got to dust ourselves off now and get ready for the next one because that is all we can do.

“You have got to take your medicine and just get on with it at the end of the day.”