PHIL PARKINSON wanted to remain in contention for automatic promotion following a frantic February and he is pleased that is still the case heading into a "kinder" month of fixtures.

Wrexham played seven games last month, with five of those away from home including trips to far-flung Gillingham and Sutton, and Tuesday's 1-1 draw at lowly Forest Green Rovers courtesy of Paul Mullin's last-gasp equaliser from the penalty spot leaves the fourth placed Reds three points behind leaders Mansfield Town with 12 matches remaining.

Four of the six fixtures in March are at The Racecourse, starting with tomorrow's clash with mid-table Accrington Stanley, and with a number of teams battling it out for a top-three finish Parkinson is looking to capitalise on home advantage.

"Now we have got seven home games left and five away," said the Reds' boss.

"February was a tough month for us, we had a lot of travelling.

"We thought could we get through February still in contention knowing that the fixtures going forward are a lot kinder to us, and that's what we have done.

"We have now got to regroup as a squad.

"There was frustration in the dressing room after the Gillingham defeat on Saturday, I can't hide away from that, but we have got to look at the Forest Green game as an end-of-a-month game and go into seven at home and five away for the rest of the season.

"There's are a lot of teams jostling for positions and we have got to look at areas we can improve and we will do that."

Wrexham striker Jake Bickerstaff, who joined Accrington on loan until the end of the season before the winter transfer window closed, is not eligible to play against his parent club.