PHIL PARKINSON hailed the three Wrexham players who have been recognised for their efforts this season.

The Reds took the National League title race down to the final weekend of the campaign but finished runners-up behind champions Stockport County before losing 5-4 to Grimsby Town in the play-off semi-final.

As well as missing out on promotion, Wrexham also lost against Bromley in the FA Trophy final at Wembley but a trio of Reds players were honoured in the annual awards.

Clubs voted on who was worthy of a place in the Team of the Season and Paul Mullin, Jordan Davies and Aaron Hayden all made the side.

There was more success for Mullin who won the National League Player of the Season award.

“It is well deserved for all three,” said Parkinson. “They have all had excellent seasons.

“Mulls and Aaron will be looking to build on their first seasons as Wrexham players and Jordan to keep progressing as a player next year.”

Mullin joined Wrexham last summer from Cambridge United and he scored 30 goals in all competitions, earning him the Player of the Season award at The Racecourse.

With 26 of those strikes coming in the National League, Mullin won the Golden Boot as he finished top goalscorer ahead of Kabongo Tshimanga and Paddy Madden.

“Mulls hit the ground running for us,” said Parkinson.

“With him in the team, you always carry that goal threat and he has got the ability to make goals as well which is key.

“He has been a great signing for us.”

Former academy graduate Davies, who hails from Coedpoeth, returned to his hometown club in the summer of 2020 after leaving Premier League side Brighton.

The 23-year-old midfielder bagged 21 goals in all competitions in 2021-22 to finish second top scorer behind Mullin.

“Jordan had a lot to deal with and he deserves a lot of credit for that,” said Parkinson.

“He kept training, he kept working hard and he kept playing despite going through personal problems and you have got to admire him for that.”

Hayden arrived from Carlisle United last summer and was a rock in the Reds’ defence, also proving his worth at the other end of the pitch as he weighed in with eight goals.

A hamstring injury meant the 25-year-old missed the final six games.

“We worked hard to get Aaron in the summer,” added Parkinson.

“Everything we hoped he would be, he was in terms of being a great personality in the dressing room and giving us a real physicality.

“I thought he improved a lot as the season went on; he came from Carlisle who didn’t really play out from the back, we looked to our defenders to get the ball from the goalkeeper and start off attacks and he got better and better at that.

“He never shied away from receiving the ball but the biggest thing for Aaron is his physicality in both boxes.

“That is his biggest strength and he showed that time and time again for us."