PHIL PARKINSON will assess Arthur Okonkwo before deciding whether he could face Yeovil Town this weekend but he has not ruled out resting the goalkeeper for the FA Cup clash at The Racecourse.

Okonkwo, who has been in superb form since joining Wrexham on a season-long loan from Arsenal, has taken over from Mark Howard as first choice stopper.

Making his 11th League Two appearance for the Reds against Harrogate Town on Tuesday, the 22-year-old took a blow to the jaw in the opening period but continued after receiving treatment.

However, Okonkwo did not appear for the second half, with Howard coming off the substitutes bench, and he will be checked out ahead of Sunday's second round tie against National League South leaders Yeovil.

"Arthur got whacked in the jaw which was a shame for him," said Parkinson, who saw second placed Wrexham throw away a two-goal lead and draw 2-2 at Wetherby Road.

"We will check him out. I don't think it is too serious but he was a bit dazed at half-time so the medical team felt it was the right thing to bring him off.

"I am not a physio, I have got to go with their judgment but that didn't cost us.

"I can't fault Mark for the goal and he nothing to do really."

Okonkwo has not missed a league game since coming into the side for the 3-3 draw with Crewe Alexandra on September 30 and he also started the 2-1 FA Cup first round win at Mansfield earlier this month, but he was given a breather for EFL Trophy ties against Crewe and Port Vale.

Luke McNicholas, brought in on a short-term contract from League of Ireland Premier Division side Sligo Rovers in August to bolster Wrexham’s goalkeeping options, got the nod ahead of Howard for those two matches.

When asked whether Howard will stay in the team against the Glovers - even if Okonkwo gets a clean bill of health -  Parkinson added: "I haven't decided that to be honest.

"We have got young Luke who has done really well so we are just assessing that.

"Arthur played at Mansfield, we will just assess everything in the next couple of days."