PHIL PARKINSON wants Wrexham to "finish the season in style" after having to settle for runners-up spot.

The Reds went into yesterday's final National League game at Dagenham and Redbridge needing to win and hope that Stockport lost against Halifax Town to be crowned champions.

However, below-par Wrexham's title dream came to an end as they suffered a 3-0 defeat at Victoria Road while Stockport triumphed 2-0 to land the crown and secure a return to the Football League.

Wrexham now face Bromley in Sunday's FA Trophy final at Wembley before playing host to Grimsby Town or Notts County the weekend after in the play-off semi-final, and Parkinson says there is still so much to look forward to despite missing out on the title.

"It was a tough day for us," said Parkinson. "We weren't at our best and Dagenham played really well.

"I think Stockport's second goal kind of knocked the wind out of our sails a bit in the second half.

"As much as you don't want that to happen, it is understandable as well.

"These lads have come a long way, today was a big day for us.

"Stockport took care of their own business so that the result was irrelevant.

"We now go into next week reflecting on today, reflecting on the season as a whole, but ready to finish the season in style. I think that is really important.

"Today wasn't our day but we have got some really big games coming up now.

"We have got a terrific one next weekend and then we go into the play-offs.

"Of course we wanted the top spot but the next best thing was second and that is what we have achieved."