PHIL PARKINSON insists it’s a squad game heading into Wrexham’s 15th campaign in non-league.

The Reds will be looking to go one better in 2022-23 after finishing runners-up to Stockport County last season before losing to Grimsby Town in the play-off semi-final.

Another promotion challenge is expected at The Racecourse and Parkinson had already completed four new signings - Jordan Tunnicliffe, Mark Howard, Elliot Lee and Anthony Forde - before adding two more on Monday as striker Sam Dalby came in from Southend and left back Jacob Mendy arrived from Boreham Wood.

There is competition for places in every position and all eyes will be on which players make Parkinson’s starting line-up for the big kick-off at home to Eastleigh on Saturday afternoon.

After completing the pre-season programme with Saturday’s 4-0 win against Macclesfield followed by Tuesday's final friendly at Cymru Premier League outfit Caernarfon, Parkinson says having strength in depth in the squad is the key to success.

“All the staff are watching and assessing, like we did on Saturday and the same at Caernarfon,” said Parkinson. “And then we will pick a team which we feel is right for Eastleigh.

“But it is not about the 11, it is about having the depth in the squad which will determine how we do this season.

“I think the supporters can see the squad is starting to formulate as we would want it.”