PHIL PARKINSON hailed a big team effort as Wrexham continued the success story and he told supporters to savour a second promotion in a row.

The Reds thrashed bottom of the table Forest Green Rovers 6-0 at The Racecourse and are guaranteed a top-three finish in League Two with two games to go.

Having been crowned National League champions following a record-breaking 2022-23 campaign, Wrexham - owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney - have secured back-to-back promotion for the first time in the club's history and Parkinson says everyone has played their part in the latest "very special" achievement.

"There's a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes for this promotion," said the Reds' boss.

"I always say about being a team effort and it really is at Wrexham; everybody who works at the club, the owners, all the staff and every single player has made a contribution.

"Everybody pulls together and you have got to include the supporters in that because home and away, they have been absolutely magnificent for us again,

"We have had some periods where we haven't played as well as we could but that happens even in a promotion season.

"Through difficult times they stayed with us and kept the belief, and they deserve this moment.

"It is a very proud moment for myself and all the staff but we always speak how everybody has got to pull together at a football club to achieve days like this, and we've certainly had that since day one when I came in.

"There is a great connection with the supporters and the club, and I want all the supporters to savour this because it is very special."

Reynolds and McElhenney weren't in attendance as Wrexham registered a third win in a row to stay second in the table but the latter was in touch soon after the final whistle blew.

"I popped in my office and Rob rang up," added Parkinson.

"I don't think he was expecting me to answer so I had a great chat with him.

"Rob and Ryan would love to have been here but they deserve a lot of credit because the support they have given myself, all the staff and the players.

"They deserve this and I am sure they will be celebrating wherever they are in the USA.

"It is important you do because owning a football club is tough, it is not an easy job and you have got to really savour these promotions."