PHIL PARKINSON has challenged a fit-again Dior Angus to play his part in Wrexham's promotion challenge after extending the striker's contract by 12 months.

Angus joined from Barrow on transfer deadline day last February, putting pen to paper on an 18 month deal, and the club has elected to take up the option to secure the 27-year-old striker’s services for anther year, keeping hin at The Racecourse until the end of the 2022-23 campaign.

Opportunities have been limited this season with Angus making three league starts and nine substitute appearances, scoring once in the 2-2 draw at Southend on September 4.

But Reds' boss Parkinson feels the 27-year-old, out of action for nearly two months due to a knee injury and illness before making his comeback as a late replacement in Wrexham's 3-1 defeat at Notts County on January 2, has a lot to offer during the second half of the campaign.

"We have taken the option on Dior's contract," said Parkinson.

"Dior had his problems prior to Christmas with Covid and a knee injury.

"He is now back to full fitness and we are looking for him to really push on and make a contribution from now until the end of the season because he is capable of doing that."

Angus, who scored six goals last season after signing for Wrexham, is pleased to extend his stay.

He told the official website: “I’m delighted. It’s a big club and I just want to get back out on the pitch some more, and achieve that goal of promotion at the end of the season.

“It’s nice that the manager has showed some faith in me. I want to repay it by getting out there and scoring more goals but we’ve got a good squad so you just have to be patient, and take your chance when it comes.

“It’s been a really enjoyable year at Wrexham. It’s one with a difference, for obvious reasons, but the stand-out thing has been the support. It’s just incredible. It’s appreciated by all of the lads and hopefully they’re back inside the Racecourse Ground as soon as possible.”