WREXHAM will compete at their highest level for 19 years next season and Phil Parkinson admits it will "become real" when the League One fixtures are released this morning.

Fresh from clinching the National League title following a record-breaking 2022-23 campaign, the Reds finished runners-up in League Two last term to secure back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club's history.

It's been an incredible journey under Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, and Wrexham are lining up in the third tier for the first time since 2004-05.

Parkinson's men will come up against the likes of Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town and Charlton Athletic when the action gets underway on the weekend of Saturday August 10, and the Reds' boss says excitement will grow once the fixtures come out at 9am today.

"Things become real when the fixtures are out," said Parkinson, who has managed a number of clubs in League One including Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland.

"It's the first time in 19 years we are back in League One and it is amazing.

"Last year was incredible to be back in the Football League and it was great for the club to quickly get through that division and into the next one.

"Now there's the excitement of some of the grounds we are going to go to next season for our supporters.

"When you think two or three years ago we were going to Aldershot, Boreham Wood and teams like that, now we are going to Birmingham and Bolton.

"Some great stadiums to go and play at and it is going to be so exciting for everybody. We are really looking forward to it."

Not only will Wrexham play in some big stadiums but the capacity at The Racecourse will also increase.

A temporary stand, housing home fans with a capacity of 2,289 and accommodation for an additional 20 wheelchairs, was installed at The Kop End last season and first opened for the 2-0 Welsh derby win against Newport County on December 23.

Although the club remains committed to developing The Kop, it has been announced that in the meantime the temporary stand will be extended to accommodate approximately 3,000 seats, something that Parkinson welcomed.

"That's good," added the Reds' boss.

"The temporary stand was brilliant for us last season, Newport was the first game and it just added to the atmosphere.

"The more the merrier. The more tickets that are available for our supporters the better."