PHIL PARKINSON has no qualms about the FA Cup tie at Blackburn Rovers being switched to a Monday night and says Wrexham will take it "in our stride".

The Reds' reward for beating rivals Shrewsbury Town 1-0 is a fourth round tie with Blackburn, who sit 18th in the Championship, at Ewood Park.

The first competitive meeting between the teams since the 1981-82 campaign will take place on Monday January 29 (7:30pm kick-off) and is being shown live on BBC Wales.

"We just take things like that in our stride," said Parkinson.

"You say if it was Saturday or Sunday but it might be better on the Monday so we look at the positives of that.

"It will be a great game when it comes around.

"The profile of the club is growing all the time and if the TV cameras want us on Monday night, we will be ready for Monday night at Ewood Park."

Promotion is the priority and Wrexham returned to League Two action with a 2-0 win at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

Following a lack-lustre first half, Wrexham upped the tempo after the break and strike duo Steven Fletcher and Paul Mullin scored with victory taking Wrexham up to second in the table, two points behind leaders Stockport County with a game in hand.

Parkinson stressed the importance of his players not thinking about the upcoming cup tie and focussing on the job in hand.

"The cup was great and we thoroughly enjoyed that," he added.

"Everyone is starting to get a bit of a buzz about the Blackburn game but I said to the lads, the FA Cup is a great bonus for us but the league is what we are all about.

"We are going to look forward to the next round but everyone knows the importance of the league and the lads responded really well in the second period.

"In the end we got the job done and I am very pleased with the win.

"We knew it would be a stern test and we have come through it with another three points."

n Striker Billy Waters has joined League Two rivals Doncaster Rovers on loan.

The 29-year-old, who arrived at The Racecourse in March 2023 from Barrow for an undisclosed fee, has found chances limited this season and will be with Doncaster for the remainder of the campaign, but will not eligible to face Wrexham in the clash at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday April 2.