PHIL PARKINSON says keeping hold of key players is just as important as making new signings and the Wrexham boss is confident all his big names will remain at The Racecourse going into the club's 15th campaign in non-league.

The Reds, beaten in the National League play-off semi-final by Grimsby Town last season after finishing runners-up to Stockport County, have been installed as big favourites for the title by bookmakers.

Parkinson already has a strong squad at his disposal but he knows fresh faces are needed with Wrexham aiming to launch another promotion challenge in 2022-23, and the Reds' boss is set to complete his first new signing of the summer today.

But he also knows it is vital to keep hold of his star turns, with National League player of the season Paul Mullin, January transfer window signing Ollie Palmer, midfielder Jordan Davies and centre-back Aaron Hayden among the players who earned rave reviews last term.

"The key to the summer is also keeping all of our best players," said Parkinson, who celebrates his one-year anniversary as Wrexham manager today.

"There is always going to be interest in our players and keeping hold of those players is just as important as adding to the squad.

“We are working together to bring the right players and characters in to add to what we have got."

Wrexham will once again be playing in front of bumper crowds when the new campaign kicks-off with more than 6,800 season tickets snapped up by Reds' supporters.

Parkinson hailed the uptake in season tickets and he is determined to give fans something to cheer about as Wrexham aim to clinch promotion back to the Football League.

"That is an incredible response," said Parkinson.

"We have got to keep galvanising the support in the town and we have got to get a team on the pitch which represents the town in the right way.

"We want to put a smile on people's faces as much as we can and ultimately, we know what we have got to achieve that.

"I will work every hour God sends to bring success."