LUKE YOUNG admits the FA Trophy takes on added importance so players can maintain fitness levels because of the three-week gap between league matches.

Without a game last weekend, Wrexham are back on National League duty on Saturday January 22 when the Reds make the trip to Yeovil.

Before continuing the promotion challenge against the Glovers, Phil Parkinson's men entertain Folkestone Invicta in the fourth round of the FA Trophy this Saturday.

Wrexham last played on Sunday January 2 when they lost 3-1 at Notts County and captain Young stressed the importance of players not going too long without a run-out.

"The next game is always the most important," said Young.

"With not playing for so long, and with it being another week until the next league game, it is important to get minutes for as many of the lads as we can so you are not having too much time in-between games.

"It is a game that we want to win - you want to win every game you play whether it is a cup competition or not - so we will be fully focussed on that.

"Hopefully we go out there and put on a good performance and get the result."

Although he was missing a couple of players, and he decided to rest defender Aaron Hayden and top scorer Paul Mullin, Parkinson still named a strong side for the 5-0 win against Gloucester in the previous round.

Young, who started that match, says his manager will not be short of options for the visit of Isthmian League Premier Division outfit Folkestone and the midfielder knows whoever is selected will be keen to impress.

"With the strength in depth we have got in the squad, we can almost pick two 11s and they are going to be as good as each other," said Young.

"Whether he mixes it up a little bit with lads who have been playing more than the others he picks, or he goes full strength, it is obviously the manager's decision.

"Everybody will be ready for it.

"It is a game that you want to win, a game where you want to perform and showcase what we are about."

The promotion push is the priority but Young is keen to get defeat out of the system as soon as possible.

Reece Hall-Johnson's wonder strike put Wrexham ahead at Notts County who levelled after Harry Lennon was sent off and went 2-1 up before Mullin's penalty was saved.

A third Magpies goal ended the Reds' four game winning run and Young is looking to bounce back from the loss this weekend.

"Take the Notts County game out of the equation, we were in a good vein of form," added Young.

"Circumstances during the game meant we didn't the result we wanted or maybe even deserved.

"We are on the back of a defeat so we want to try and win the next game which is Saturday."