PHIL PARKINSON insists he won’t make signings for the sake of it and is only interested in making quality additions to his squad.

The Wrexham boss has not brought in any fresh faces so far this summer but remains in talks with potential transfer targets.

Having just missed out on the title before losing to Grimsby Town in the play-off semi-finals in 2021-22, the Reds are planning for a 15th season in non-league.

Parkinson already has a strong squad at his disposal and says he is tracking players in the Football League as well as the fifth tier.

“The squad as it stands is decent, we know that,” said Parkinson. “Are we any closer this week to last week? Probably not.

“But we are working on a lot of situations and the key is when the season starts, and obviously when the window finishes, that the squad is more competitive than it was at the start of last season.

“It is always competitive because we are trying to strive for those players which are a bit above the level we are at, and when you do that you face competition from league clubs.

“There are also a couple of players at our level we are looking at as well.

“We have got a lot of things on-going and I am sure things will gather pace in the coming weeks.

“Sometimes our supporters will think, ‘such and such have signed four or five players’ but they are not players we are looking at.

“It is not as if we are losing out on those players, we are trying to get that little bit of extra quality that we feel we need in certain areas.”

Parkinson completed the high profile signings of Paul Mullin and Aaron Hayden after he was appointed manager on July 1 last year.

The likes of Ben Tozer, James Jones and Bryce Hosannah arrived at The Racecourse during the August transfer window, but after the 2021-22 season started, and the Reds’ boss would prefer to get his business done earlier.

“Ideally we would,” said Parkinson.

“But it is important we get value for money as well. I think that is key, that we try and do the deals which are right for the club and the squad going forward.

“There is movement around the division but it is almost like a lot of players, certainly in the southern teams, kind of circulate around those clubs.

“Aldershot, Barnet, Bromley, it is almost like the same kind of group of players seem to move around.”

Parkinson, who released eight players after Wrexham missed out on promotion last term, has earmarked particular positions where he needs to strengthen..

“Anyone can sign players at this stage but it is important you sign the players you really want and that is what we are trying to achieve,” he added.

“That has got to be the aim.

“I don’t want to give a particular number away, there are some key positions that we feel are pivotal for us and we are working towards them.”