PHIL PARKINSON admits some players could be allowed to leave  The Racecourse on loan before the start of next season because it is inevitable he will exceed the squad limit size.

Wrexham finished runners-up in League Two this term, securing back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club's history.

Parkinson, wants to strengthen his squad as the Reds prepare to make the step-up to League One and he has released nine players, including first team captain Luke Young, club captain Ben Tozer, and goalkeeper Rob Lainton, to make room for fresh faces.

But the Reds' boss will have to make the numbers add up for Wrexham's first campaign in the third tier in 19 years.

Clubs in League One are limited to a 22-man squad, although that number does not include goalkeepers or players who were under the age of 21 at the start of the calendar year.

Ryan Barnett, Jake Bickerstaff, Luke Bolton, Will Boyle, Andy Cannon, Max Cleworth, Sam Dalby, Jordan Davies, George Evans, Anthony Forde, James Jones, Elliot Lee, Jack Marriott, James McClean, Jacob Mendy, Paul Mullin, Eoghan O’Connell, Tom O’Connor, Ollie Palmer and Billy Waters are senior outfield players in the Reds' ranks and the figure will rise to 21 if Steven Fletcher accepts the offer of a new contract.

With new signings set to arrive at The Racecourse, it is almost certain that Parkinson will have more than 22 players to select his squad from, with the Reds' boss admitting it is possible some could be made available for loan moves when the picture becomes clearer in pre-season.

"If we bring players in over the 22 then obviously there will be an opportunity for maybe one or two lads to go out on loan," he said.

"But that probably won't happen until we get back for pre-season.

"As everybody knows, it  is just getting the squad size right with enough cover in it.

"We will try and get that and get the kind of quality throughout the squad; not just in the top 12 or 13 players but deeper than that which helps you as the season goes on."