PHIL PARKINSON hopes to complete two new signings before the new National League season kicks-off - including the addition of Southend United striker Sam Dalby.

The Reds boss has already brought in four players - Jordan Tunnicliffe, Mark Howard, Anthony Forde and Elliot Lee - over the summer and is looking to put the finishing touches to his squad.

Wrexham begin a 15th season in non-league against Eastleigh at The Racecourse on Saturday and although pleased with his recruitment, Parkinson wants at least one more fresh face before the opening day showdown.

"I am hoping at least one, maybe two signings, will be in the building by next weekend," said Parkinson after Saturday’s 4-0 friendly victory against Macclesfield at The Racecourse.

"I don't think we are there yet in terms of the squad.

"I am pleased with the pre-season and the work which has been done, and the progression in the games and the trip.

"But in terms of the depth of the squad and the quality, I still think there are improvements to be made and we need competition all over the pitch.

"That is the aim, that is what we are trying to achieve."

Southend manager Kevin Maher confirmed Dalby is close to joining Wrexham after the forward missed Friday’s 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace under 21s.

“It’s well documented Wrexham have come in for him,” Maher told the Southend Echo.

“He’s in the last year of his contract which makes it difficult.

“But with the greatest respect we can’t compete with what he knows he can earn there and it looks like it will probably happen I guess.”

On being linked with Dalby, Parkinson added: "It is not finalised yet so hopefully it will be.

"But we have to be patient."