PHIL PARKINSON is relishing another promotion push and has vowed to make Wrexham "a real force" next season, revealing he is already targeting the players he wants to bring in.

The Reds finished runners-up to National League champions Stockport after amassing 88 points from 44 games and were beaten 5-4 by Grimsby Town following an epic play-off semi-final.

Wrexham are preparing for a 15th campaign in non-league and Parkinson, who penned a 12 month rolling contract last July, is looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.

"Like everybody, it took a while to get over because of the nature of the game as well," said Parkinson.

"But I am ready to have a really good do at it.

"I am looking forward to adding those bits of quality in certain areas and making us a real force next year."

With Wrexham missing out on a return to the Football League, eight players have been released while centre-back Harry Lennon and striker Jake Bickerstaff have been offered new deals.

Parkinson has already started speaking with transfer targets as he aims to add to his squad.

"We are in a strong position compared to 12 months ago," added Parkinson. "We are a long way ahead of that.

"We are still frustrated that we didn't finish the season off the way we would have liked but the club is in a very stable, strong position to go forward.

"I have got a real determination to make the squad even stronger and to go one better next season, and I firmly believe we can do that.

"We have got to show resilience in this window but I am already speaking to several players and whether deals happen quickly or not, I am not sure.

"But we will add quality to what we have already got and I know clearly in my mind what I feel we need.

"We are targeting options in all those positions and liaising with the owners on that to try and get the right additions to add to what is already a good squad."