TO paraphrase the great footballing philosopher Edmund Blackadder, a weekend without a Wrexham game is like a broken pencil. Pointless.

With Boreham Wood off busying themselves scoring a very creditable FA Cup third round win over AFC Wimbledon, we had the weekend to ourselves. Wasn't it miserable?

I understand that fixture congestion and player physical load management is an important issue in today's game, but if I had my way we'd play three times a week and at least twice a year we'd play a bumper five-hour long game on bank holidays.

Fortunately, I am not in charge of such things.

Never fear though, the Reds are back in action this weekend in the FA Trophy, as we welcome Folkestone Invicta in the fourth round.

Unfortunately, fans will not be in attendance as the club continues to follow the Welsh Government guidance on large gatherings.

Whilst I am obviously disappointed that our fans won't be able to back the boys in the flesh, I also feel for the Folkestone contingent who will miss out on the full Racecourse experience.

We are streaming the game, our first effort of the season, so make sure you sign up to follow all the action.

Folkestone will be receiving half the takings as we try to offset the financial disappointment for them of a behind-closed-doors game.

Games like these are huge opportunities for clubs like Invicta and we would do well remember that they will be coming to try and bloody our noses.

After a close shave with Marine earlier in the season, I am sure that Phil Parkinson will be telling the boys to make sure we take things seriously and do the job that's in front of us.

Our January business thus far has been characterised more by internal contracting affairs with renewal for Dior Angus than by incomings or outgoings.

We are engaged in a number of conversations with players, clubs and representatives at present and I don't expect it will be so very long before we are able to share some of those details with everybody.

I do want to highlight the signing of a first professional contract for Dan Davies, who I'm sure many will know is a highly rated left back who has been part of the Wales Youth set-up.

Dan was trialling with a number of Premier League clubs over the winter, but has now decided to start his career here with his hometown club.

Dan is the sixth young player to sign terms with the club this season, highlighting the commitment to build towards a future that sees more homegrown players coming through.

Who knows, we may see one or two of them on Saturday.

Our much-loved Powerchair Football sessions return on the 21st of January, bigger and better than ever.

If you or somebody you know has been interested, but never quite taken the plunge, no better time than the New Year to get started on a new and positive activity!

Enjoy Saturday's game, next week it's back to the main event.