PHIL PARKINSON hopes Paul Mullin can continue to make a name for himself in the FA Cup this weekend and help Wrexham secure a place in round three for a second successive campaign.

Mullin is in a rich vein of form in the famous cup competition having netted in the Reds' last seven games.

Nine goals arrived in matches against Blyth Spartans, Oldham, Farnborough, Coventry City and both games with Sheffield United last season, not only helping Parkinson's men reach the fourth round but also earning Mullin the Golden Ball Award as the competition's top scorer in 2022-23.

The 29-year-old then found the net in the 2-1 win at League Two rivals Mansfield United in Wrexham's opening tie in this season's competition, lining up a second round clash with National League South leaders Yeovil Town at The Racecourse on Sunday.

If Mullin adds to his tally it will be the eighth successive FA Cup match he has scored in, and Parkinson hopes it leads to cup progress and more individual recognition for the frontman.

"It is some record and Paul got great accolades for that last year," said the Reds' boss.

"He was top scorer in the FA Cup which is incredible.

"I said to the lads last year and prior to the Mansfield game, our club has got a great tradition in the FA Cup and we want to uphold that.

"Paul is building his reputation in the FA Cup and we are looking to add to both of those factors at the weekend."

Mullin bagged a hat-trick in Saturday's brilliant 6-0 home win against Morecambe in League Two to take his tally for the campaign to nine goals having not featured until early September after suffering a collapsed lung and four broken ribs during the club’s pre-season tour of the USA.

Mullin, who arrived at The Racecourse in the summer of 2021 from Cambridge, is now Wrexham’s 12th highest scorer of all time - level with Dixie McNeil on 88 goals - and has scored five hat-tricks for the Reds, a total only exceeded by Tommy Bamford (12), Andy Morrell and Gary Bennett (both six).

Parkinson has backed his star striker to continue making the headlines for Wrexham.

"Paul has been a great signing for the club," said Parkinson.

"His goal return is outstanding.

"He has produced some magical moments along the way and there are plenty more stories to be written in Paul's time at Wrexham."

Mullin made his first appearance of 2023-24 as a substitute in the 2-1 win against Doncaster on September 9 and took time to get up to speed following the serious injury.

Midfielder Andy Cannon felt Mullin showed he is back to his best with three brilliant finishes against Morecambe.

"He has scored a few anyway this season but that was just like him last season," said Cannon.

"When he gets the ball on the edge of the box, or he is in the box, you expect the ball to go in the back of the net. He does that so well."