PHIL PARKINSON is hopeful that new signings will be on board this week after experiencing a "tough" January transfer window.

The Wrexham boss is looking to strengthen his squad to give the promotion challenge a boost, with Saturday's 2-1 win at Yeovil taking the Reds back into a play-off spot, but he has been unable to conclude any deals so far.

When asked whether he is expecting a busy week in the transfer market, Parkinson said: "I hope so.

"Hopefully we will get the one or two players in that we have been chasing.

"It has been tough, and let's hope that we can, but we have got a good squad."

Parkinson, who has until January 31 to add fresh faces before the window closes, spelt out why it has been so difficult adding to his squad so far this month.

"It is a combination of lots of dynamics," he said.

"People think we have got a fortune to spend, which we are trying to work to a structure.

"Clubs are reluctant to let players go in and around the Covid issues, and the players I feel can improve us are the ones which are really tough to get because they are in a higher division and have probably got options at higher leagues so it is a combination of things.

"The board and Shaun Harvey have been tremendous in their pursuit of those players and let's hope we can get one or two over the line this week."

Parkinson has room for new signings after allowing full-back Jamie Reckord to leave the club.

The 29-year-old, who arrived at The Racecourse from Solihull Moors in the summer of 2020, has signed an 18-month deal at promotion rivals Boreham Wood after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

“Jamie goes with our best wishes having been offered an 18-month contract at Boreham Wood, which was a good move for him and his family," said Parkinson.

“I’d like to thank him for his efforts and professional attitude since I’ve come into the Club, and wish him the best for the future.”