PHIL PARKINSON hopes the three-week break from National League action will give Wrexham the chance to get to the root of leading scorer Paul Mullin's injury problem.

Mullin continues to be plagued by a hamstring injury but Wrexham, beaten 3-1 at Notts County on Sunday, don't have a game 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 match is at Yeovil on Saturday January 22 and Parkinson is keeping his fingers crossed that time is a healer for 12-goal striker Mullin who will be "ready to come out flying" when third placed Wrexham continue the promotion challenge.

"Mulls has still got a problem coming from his back and his hamstring," said Parkinson.

"Mulls has had a quiet period where he has been playing. We had an epidural which we thought would solve it but it hasn't quite solved his problem.

"We need to get to the bottom of that because he is a tough lad and he always wants to put himself out there to play but this gives us the opportunity now to get it right, and we are going to do everything we can to make sure that when we come to the Yeovil game, he is ready to come out flying.

"There are one or two other things we need to get right before Yeovil.

"We have got to use these three weeks to assess everything about the squad, look at the stats of the team, what we have done well, what we can improve on and obviously the January transfer window as well.

"Look to see if we can make some strategic improvements into the squad which will really give us a great chance in the second half of the season."