THERE are four possible opponents for Wrexham when the draw for the second round of the EFL Trophy takes place on Friday at 6.30pm on Sky Sports News.

Phil Parkinson's men are guaranteed a home tie after finishing top of Northern Section Group B.

A hat-trick of victories against Newcastle United under-21s (1-0), Crewe Alexandra (3-0) and Port Vale (2-1) means Wrexham, who won the competition in 2005, can look forward to a game at The Racecourse against one of the runners-up from Northern groups E-H.

As a result, the Reds will take on either Stockport County, Barnsley, Lincoln City or Burton Albion in the last 32, which is scheduled to take place in the week commencing Monday December 4.

Jermaine Beckford and Clinton Morrison will draw the fixtures, with Wrexham’s section of the draw to be made first.

Promotion might be the priority and Wrexham also have an FA Cup second round home tie against National League South leaders Yeovil Town to look forward to but midfielder James Jones, who came off the bench to help the Reds come from behind to beat Port Vale in the last group game and guarantee top spot, is looking to continue progressing in the competition.

"Any competition you are in, you want to win, and the EFL Trophy is a realistic opportunity for us to try and get to Wembley," said Jones, who suffered a heart-breaking penalty shoot-out defeat with Lincoln City against Sunderland in the semi-finals of the competition in the 2020-21 season before joining Wrexham.

"You have not got to win loads of games; once you get through the group stage, it whittles down quite quickly so you have got to take that seriously."