PHIL PARKINSON has been dealt another injury blow with centre-back Eoghan O'Connell set for a spell on the sidelines.

The centre-back was forced off with a calf problem in the second half of Tuesday's 1-1 draw against lowly Forest Green Rovers at The New Lawn which keeps Wrexham fourth in League Two, three points behind leaders Mansfield Town with 12 games remaining.

"It is not looking good," said Parkinson about O'Connell's injury.

He joins Tom O'Connor, a midfielder who has played spent the majority of the season playing as the left-sided centre-back, on the treatment table.

O'Connor suffered a slight fracture of the foot ahead of the Welsh derby defeat at Newport on January 20.

When asked whether O'Connor is close to a return, Parkinson added: "No."

Midfield duo George Evans (glute) and James Jones (hamstring) are also facing longer spells out of action than first hoped after limping off in matches during a frantic February.

Parkinson, who will have defender Will Boyle available for Saturday's home clash against mid-table Accrington Stanley after completing a two-game ban, admits injuries to key players is taking its toll.

"If you factor in the injuries we have had - George, James, Tom and now Eoghan - we have had a bit of bad luck there," he added.

"We have never moaned too much about the injuries because we have got a good squad but when you take away quality out of the team, of course it can be seen sometimes.

"But the lads gave us everything against Forest Green, it wasn't always the quality level we'd want but we go again at the weekend."