IT was an excellent team performance but Phil Parkinson praised Paul Mullin and Andy Cannon for the impact the duo made in Wrexham's 6-0 victory over Morecambe at The Racecourse.

The Reds got off a fast start in the League Two clash by going two-nil up after just seven minutes.

Mullin's cross was turned into his own net by Joel Senior who was under pressure from Cannon and he then supplied the cross for Mullin to get in on the act.

Cannon pulled the strings in midfield all game and after substitute Jacob Mendy found the net before the break, Mullin struck twice in the second half to complete his hat-trick and move on to nine goals for the season.

James Jones got the sixth goal in added time and Parkinson was pleased Cannon made the most of his recall.

"Andy's was an excellent performance for us," said the Reds' boss.

"He came back in the team and did so well away from home, then he got that whack against Mansfield so he has found himself out of the team again.

"But I felt today was the right time to play him, he has trained exceptionally well.

"Everybody saw him play such a pivotal role for us in the promotion last year, he has got class and he showed that."

Mullin scored his treble with three well-taken finishes but Parkinson was impressed with the striker's all-round contribution.

"I thought his all-round play and his link play in his runs were really good and it was really good display getting a hat-trick," said Parkinson.

"I wasn't sure whether he'd been awarded the first one or not because of the deflection.

"Goals are so important and key moments in games to take chances.

"The fourth goal really does kill the game off but I am just as pleased with his all-round performance."

Wrexham bounced back in style from 2-0 defeat at Accrington Stanley the previous weekend, which ended the 11-game unbeaten run, and climbed up to second in table, five points behind leaders Stockport County who lost 2-1 at Newport.

"It was a great response to losing last week," said Parkinson.

"There were some fantastic goals and other opportunities in the game as well.

"Morecambe have had some good results recently, they beat Lincoln in the cup, and they are a dangerous, counter-attacking team who have good some good quality.

"I thought we dealt with that side of it well but equally, we knew they are a team that if we passed the ball with quality we could punish them and we did that.

"We took our chances and we were clinical.

"We got off to a great start and it's a good day's work for us."

The landslide win also took Wrexham's goal difference to plus-11, with Parkinson adding: "It all counts.

"Come the end of the season goal difference is important so it helps."