PHIL PARKINSON has been given a double boost in his bid to shore up Wrexham’s leaky defence.

Key defenders Aaron Hayden and Jordan Tunnicliffe have been back in full training this week to give the Reds boss plenty of options ahead of picking his team to take on Barrow at Holker Street tomorrow.

Wrexham, who are 15th in the table, have let in 13 goals in four games on their return to League Two - and no team in the land has a worse record than that.

“We’re disappointed with the number of goals we’ve conceded and we have to rectify it,” said Parkinson.

“You have to look at the reasons why we’re conceding and we need to show more tenacity and determination to get blocks in and stop the crosses coming in.

“Aaron Hayden’s been back in full training and so has Jordan Tunnicliffe.

“They’re two big players for us and it’s a huge boost to have players of such character back.”

Parkinson, who has used 22 players so far this season, definitely has to make one change in what will be his first ever visit to Barrow.

With keeper Ben Foster announcing his retirement, Mark Howard, who has kept Wrexham’s only clean sheet of the season in the League Cup win over Wigan Athletic, will take over in goal.

In-form Jake Bickerstaff looks set to start up front with Ollie Palmer while one player looking to stake a claim for a regular first team place is captain Luke Young.

The 30-year-old midfielder has started two games this season and came off the bench to set up leading scorer Elliot Lee’s late leveller in last Saturday’s 5-5 thriller at home to Swindon Town.

Young insists getting back to basics will be key to Wrexham’s success this season.

“As a group we have to work hard with the ball and without the ball to pick up a couple of clean sheets that will give us a platform to build our season.”