PHIL PARKINSON is looking forward to a "big run" of fixtures as Wrexham aim to maintain the promotion challenge over the festive period.

Tomorrow's clash against Forest Green Rovers at The New Lawn is the first of five League Two games in December and the Reds also host Barrow on New Year's Day.

Four matches take place in the space of 10 days so with Parkinson set to utilise his squad in the coming weeks, he rang the changes for Tuesday's 3-2 EFL Trophy second round defeat to Burton Albion and gave players a much-needed run-out.

The games come thick and fast for second placed Wrexham but the Reds' boss couldn't be happier.

"We have got a big run coming up now in December and through the Christmas period," said Parkinson, whose side host Colchester and Newport County as well as a Boxing Day trip to Swindon Town before ending 2023 at Walsall.

"You have got to be realistic, we are going to need players but it is a great period, really exciting. I am really looking forward to the games ahead.

"December is always a great time to be involved in football and our aim was to get everyone ready for that period which is so important, and that's why we made as many changes as we could for the game against Burton.

"It is all about preparation and what an exciting month or so we have got ahead."

Wrexham, five points behind leaders Stockport County, begin the busy schedule away at second bottom Forest Green.

"We will have a good look at Forest Green and be ready for them," added Parkinson.