PHIL PARKINSON doesn't need convincing that Andy Cannon has got an excellent all-round game but he's pleased that the midfielder has started to weigh in with goals.

The 27-year-old was brought in from Championship outfit Hull City 12 months ago and made 16 appearances in the second half of last season, helping Wrexham clinch the National League title and return to the Football League following a 15-year absence.

But there wasn't a goal to show for his efforts and Cannon also failed to find the back of the net in the first few months of the 2023-24 League Two campaign.

However, Cannon opened his Wrexham account by scoring in last Tuesday's 2-2 draw against Harrogate and he followed it up with another well-taken finish as the Reds beat Yeovil Town 3-0 in the FA Cup second round clash at The Racecourse on Sunday.

That's two in two games for Cannon, who was rested for Tuesday night's 3-2 EFL Trophy second round home defeat against Burton Albion as Parkinson made wholesale changes, and his manager hopes he continues to chip in with his share of goals.

"I thought he took it really well, as he did the other night at Harrogate," said the Reds' boss.

"Andy is playing really well, I am so pleased with him.

"His passing, football ability, awareness and how quickly he sees a pass is excellent but that end product is so important for a midfield player and he is now chipping in with goals.

"He has had other opportunities in the games as well but that was a calm finish."

Wing-back Jacob Mendy also praised Cannon, who played in the Football League for Portsmouth and Rochdale before joining Hull, for showing what he can do in front of goal.

"Andy is on fire," said Mendy.

"He has been playing really well and I am very happy for him because he needed that."