PHIL PARKINSON is keeping his fingers crossed that it won't be too long before supporters are back watching Wrexham's home games at a packed-out Racecourse.

No fans will be present at tomorrow's FA Trophy fourth round tie against seventh-tier Folkestone Invicta because coronavirus restrictions imposed by the Welsh government remain in place.

The game will kick-off at 5.30pm and will be streamed live, with both sets of supporters able to watch the last 32 clash via WrexhamPlayer.

It will be the first time this season that Wrexham have played behind closed doors at their north Wales stadium - fans weren't allowed to attend the Boxing Day fixture with Solihull Moors due to the current regulations but that match was postponed due to Covid cases in the Reds' squad.

That game has been rearranged for April 15 - Good Friday - but Parkinson hopes supporters are back a lot sooner than that to see the Reds continue the promotion challenge.

"The bonus, if you like, of the Solihull game being called off was we hoped that the next time we played at home there was the possibility of the fans coming in," said Parkinson.

"The good thing about the Solihull game is that we have got it re-arranged for Good Friday which is a good day to play - a Bank Holiday.

"You have got to think positively and expect the supporters to be allowed back in by then.

"Let's keep our fingers crossed that the Welsh government relax the rules and hope it won't be too long before we see The Racecourse rocking."