PHIL PARKINSON refuses to be despondent after Wrexham's 11-game unbeaten run came to an end in disappointing fashion.

The Reds saw their excellent sequence of results, which included some stand-out away wins, come to a shuddering half after losing 2-0 against Accrington Stanley at The Crown Ground on Saturday.

Wrexham had the better chances in an even first half but Accrington took the lead five minutes into the second half following a controversial penalty decision and the home side scored a second goal to secure victory.

Defeat leaves Wrexham fourth in League Two, eight points behind leaders Stockport County, but Parkinson remains upbeat ahead of the next outing at home to Morecambe on Saturday.

"On a windy, wet day at Accrington, when they got that first goal they really dug deep and they were physical," said the Reds' boss.

"Their two centre-backs, give them credit, were very strong and then we have got to chase the game and we leave ourselves a bit open defensively and look as though we could get exposed on the break.

"But we never got enough control in the game with the ball.

"We have been on an outstanding run and you look at the away games we have had; Notts County, Bradford and Mansfield twice, some really tough games and we have come out with flying colours.

"Today is not our day but we are going to get too despondent.

"On the journey we are on, there are going to be knocks.

"We will pick ourselves up very quickly and come out all guns blazing ready for next weekend."