WREXHAM have been dealt a blow with the news that injured striker Jake Hyde is facing another eight weeks on the sidelines.

The 31-year-old has not featured since the Reds' 1-0 home win against Weymouth on December 11 when he was forced off at half-time with a calf problem.

Manager Phil Parkinson revealed that Hyde, who has scored three goals in 13 league appearances since making the switch from Halifax Town last summer, will be out for even longer after undergoing a scan.

"They have done some more investigation into his calf and they have found there is a split in the tendon," said Parkinson, who is looking to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window.

"That is why it has caused a problem and he is going to be out for eight weeks.

"It hasn't shown up before, we had it scanned again and we have just had the results back so that is a real blow."

Wrexham, without a league game at the weekend, are back in action on Saturday against Folkestone Invicta at The Racecourse in the fourth round of the FA Trophy, and there has been a change in kick-off time.

Under the current Welsh Government Covid-19 regulations, the match is due to be played behind closed doors with no supporters allowed to attend.

But the club has agreed with Folkestone to move the kick-off time to 5.30pm so the tie can be streamed live. All profits from the stream will be split between both teams.