PHIL PARKINSON says Wrexham are still an attractive proposition for transfer targets even if they do face stern competition from other ambitious clubs.

The Reds have climbed from National League to League One after clinching back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club's history.

Wrexham have become a global sensation under Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney and although other high-profile clubs in the third tier also have appeal, Parkinson believes the Reds still have pulling power and players will want to be part of what promises to be another exciting season at The Racecourse.

"The players we are going for, we are competing with other teams for," said the Reds' boss.

"But Wrexham is a very attractive club to come and play for and we working on getting the best players which are within our budget.

"It is an exciting club to be part of, there is no doubt about that.

"There's the back-to-back promotions and people looking from afar can see we are a club progressing in the right direction.

"There's a lot more growth to come and there's players who want to be a part of that.

"It is my job and the staff's job to select those players who can enhance that.

"We have already got a strong squad and the aim is to make it even more competitive by the time that the season starts."

Parkinson has completed his first new signing of the summer with goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo joining on a three-year deal.

Okonkwo enjoyed a successful season-long spell with Wrexham from Arsenal in 2023-24 and Parkinson is pleased the 22-year-old has made the move permanent. 

"We are a club on an upward trajectory, Arthur identified that and he is continuing the journey with us which is fantastic," he added.