PHIL PARKINSON will ring the changes for tonight's final EFL Trophy group game against Port Vale at The STóK Cae Ras with progress in the competition already guaranteed.

Wrexham clinched victory in their opening two matches against Newcastle United under 21s (1-0) and Crewe Alexandra (3-0) and have qualified for the knockout stages ahead of the clash with League One outfit Port Vale who are also through to the last 32 of a competition the Reds won in 2005.

Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup success against Mansfield Town, which secured a home tie with Yeovil Town in the second round, extended the unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions but Parkinson will name a completely different side for the visit of Vale to give players much needed game time.

"It will be a completely different team, 11 changes," said Parkinson.

"We need to keep preparing players for when their chance comes.

"If you look at Andy Cannon and Jordan Davies against Crewe for instance, that game prepared them for their opportunity when it came in the league and it is so important against Port Vale that we get as many players as possible some minutes.

"As always, we will pick a team which we feel can put in a performance but we are already through to the next round of the competition."

Clubs in League Two are limited to a 22-man squad and although there was no place for wing-backs Bryce Hosannah and Callum McFadzean, nor striker Billy Waters, the trio are eligible for cup games and could feature tonight.

With Ryan Barnett, Eoghan O'Connell, Jordan Tunnicliffe, Aaron Hayden and Steven Fletcher on the sidelines, and Andy Cannon limping off injured at Mansfield, Parkinson is without a number of senior players so youngsters come into his plans.

"We are a little bit short of numbers because we have got injuries," added the Reds' boss.

"A few of the youngsters will get chances but that is fantastic for them.

"We saw young Aaron James get an opportunity and take it really well so a few youngsters will be in and around the squad."