PHIL PARKINSON wants his players to quickly get over their FA Trophy final heartbreak and hit the ground running in the play-offs.

Wrexham, backed by more than 20,000 supporters, suffered a 1-0 defeat against Bromley in the Wembley Stadium showpiece with Michael Cheek's 64th minute goal separating the sides.

But the season is far from over with the Reds playing host to Notts County or Grimsby Town in the National League play-off semi-final on Saturday, and Parkinson wants to get the defeat out of the system before continuing the promotion challenge.

"I said to the lads that we have to take this defeat on the chin," said Parkinson.

"Credit to Bromley for winning but since day one of pre-season, the aim was to get promotion and we can't let this affect us.

"No-one wants to come to Wembley and not win a trophy, and we have had outstanding support today.

"I feel for the supporters going back up the road, and all our family and friends, but equally we have got to get this disappointment out quickly, and get a good week's training going into the play-off semi-final."

Although disappointed not to clinch silverware, Parkinson insists promotion was always the priority at The Racecourse.

"I said to the lads in there that this hurts obviously, more because of the support we had," said Parkinson.

"But that is the nature of this game.

"You get knocked and you have got to pick yourself up quickly.

"We have got so much to play for this season, starting next Saturday.

"From day one there has been a real focus, the FA Trophy was always a bonus for us and we need to be ready and focussed on next week, and give everything we have got to get into the play-off final."