PHIL PARKINSON is delighted Paul Mullin has returned from America and is waiting to see how long his star striker will be out of action.

Mullin suffered a collapsed lung and four cracked ribs in the clash with a Manchester United XI during the club's pre-season tour in the USA, meaning he stayed behind when the rest of the Wrexham party returned to begin the new Football League campaign.

Given the all-clear to fly home, Mullin is facing a spell on the sidelines and a visit to the specialist will determine how long the Reds are without the 28-year-old.

"I am looking forward to getting Paul back in the building," said Parkinson.

"He will go and see a specialist over here and then we will get an indication of how long he is out.

"We won't know any more until he sees a specialist."

With Mullin absent, Parkinson is looking to add to his attacking options and has tabled bids for a replacement, with Peterborough’s former Chesterfield goal-getter Kabongo Tshimanga the latest name to be linked with Wrexham.

But the Reds' boss is happy with the squad at his disposal and says it won't be the end of the word if he fails to complete a new signing before the transfer window closes.

"Obviously with Paul out injured, we are looking," said Parkinson, who saw Wrexham bounce back from a 5-3 defeat to MK Dons on the opening day of the League Two season by beating Wigan Athletic 4-2 on a penalty shoot-out in Tuesday's Carabao Cup first round tie.

"We have got a bid on the table, two maybe, but the answers are from within as well.

"If we bring another player in, great, and it might need that boost but equally I do feel we have that quality in the squad to deal with injuries.

"Paul is a good player and we are looking forward to welcoming him back but you saw against Wigan that we have got quality in the camp.

"The numbers are good and if we run with what we have got, I am happy."