PHIL PARKINSON is relishing Wrexham’s local derby against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup.

The Reds beat National League South leaders Yeovil Town 3-0 in yesterday’s second round clash at The Racecourse with Ollie Palmer and Andy Cannon finding the back of the net in the first half before Sam Dalby completed the scoring in added time.

Wrexham’s reward is a third round tie against League One outfit Shrewsbury at The Croud Meadow on the weekend of January 6 and 7, and Parkinson is looking forward to his side pitting their wits against higher division opposition.

“I was pleased with the draw,” said Parkinson. “It has got a good feel to it.

“It is what the FA Cup is all about; you don’t really want to play teams from your own division, you want to draw someone from a different division to have that bit of freshness.

“It’s a local derby and I am pleased, I think it is a good draw.

“I always like going to Shrewsbury, it is an excellent ground and it will be a good atmosphere there.

“It is a good test for us against League One opposition.

“They are an established League One team and let’s see where we are against a team of that calibre.

“It is a great one for our supporters, we can put it on the backburner now, concentrate on the league games and go there in good spirits.

“We will be ready to go and give a good account of ourselves.”