PHIL PARKINSON hailed the quality of the goals as Wrexham secured a 5-1 victory against Folkestone Invicta at The Racecourse.

The Reds progressed to the last 16 of the FA Trophy by beating the Isthmian League Premier Division high-fliers, who only trailed 1-0 at the break.

But Wrexham turned on the style after the break and Parkinson, who named a strong side for the fourth round tie, was particular pleased with the well-worked goals against the seventh tier visitors with the the game played behind closed doors because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by the Welsh government.

Jordan Ponticelli put Wrexham ahead at the break and the striker made it 2-0 early in the second half following a brilliant move out from the back before Jordan Davies got in on the act.

Although Folkestone reduced the deficit, Bryce Hosannah and Kwame Thomas completed a comfortable win.

"We have got to be pleased with the win and the quality of the goals in particular because I thought some of the goals we scored were very, very good team goals," said Parkinson.

"One in particular, the move started from Rob Lainton all the way through and Jordan Ponticelli finished it off with a great near-post run.

"Some of the play was really good.

"We gave Folkestone the utmost respect because they are doing well in the league, they went to Eastleigh in the FA Cup and gave a very good account of themselves to take them to extra-time in the replay, and we finished the job off very well."

Parkinson gave fringe players a much needed run-out in a midweek practice match against Burton Albion but he named a strong side for the Trophy clash despite defender Harry Lennon being suspended and 12-goal leading scorer Paul Mullin rested.

Delighted with the performance against Folkestone and with all players getting game-time over the last week, Parkinson feels it bodes well when Wrexham begin a busy run of league games at Yeovil on Saturday.

"Once the game opened up, we really showed our quality," said Parkinson,

"But as you saw last week in the FA Cup, and I am sure there were one or two shocks in the FA Trophy, that if you are not right on it you can come unstuck.

"We were determined as a group to not be part of a giant-killing and I am very pleased with the way we went about our business.

"It has been a decent week in terms of everybody has got 90 minutes of 11-a-side football in them; the game on Tuesday and then today so it takes us into what is going to be a busy period and we are looking forward to it."

One player who won't be involved is Devonte Redmond who has joined Kidderminster Harriers on loan until the end of the season.

Redmond, hardly used during 2020-21, has only made three appearances this season and Parkinson says it is in the midfielder's best interests to make the temporary switch.

"It is time for him to go and play games," said Parkinson.

"Last year he didn't figure much, this year he has found it difficult and we have got to be fair to Dev as well because he needs to get his career going."