PHIL PARKINSON plans to give all his players a run-out in Wrexham's opening friendly against Hanley Town.

Wrexham returned for pre-season training yesterday and will continue to be put through their paces before facing Northern Premier League Division One West side Hanley at The Afford Rent A Car Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, on Saturday July 13 (1pm kick-off), with the Reds allocated 1,000 tickets for the fixture.

The match precedes the Wrex Coast Tour where Parkinson’s side - who celebrated a second promotion in a row last term for the first time in the club's history - continue preparations for the new League One campaign by playing three friendlies.

Wrexham fly to America to face AFC Bournemouth in Santa Barbara (July 20) and Chelsea in Santa Clara (July 24) before heading to Canada for the first time to take on Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place (July 27), and Parkinson is pleased Reds' supporters will get a chance to see his side in action before they go across the pond.

"Last year we had a pre-season friendly behind closed doors at Colliers Park against Bala and this year we have decided to have a fixture which will be open to supporters," said Parkinson.

"It's not a massive capacity at Hanley but there will be enough for some of our supporters to see the lads in action before we set-off for America.

"All the squad will be going there. We will utilise the whole squad on the day."

Parkinson, whose side host Wycombe Wanderers on the opening day of the League One campaign on Saturday August 10, says facing Hanley in a pre-season friendly ticks all the right boxes.

"We are pleased with that fixture. We didn't want to travel too far," added the Reds' boss.

"I had a good chat with the Hanley chairman, we have been to have a look at the pitch and it looks really good.

"That is important. We wanted to go somewhere where we knew the pitch was going to be grass and not a 4G pitch, which a lot of non-league teams have got."

Meanwhile, Wrexham's fixtures for the EFL Trophy group stage gave been confirmed.

The Reds, who won the competition in 2005, will host Salford in their opening North Group B fixture in the week commencing September 2.

The second match-day, scheduled for the week commencing October 7, sees Wrexham face Wolves Under-21s at The Racecourse.

Wrexham complete the group stage with a trip to Port Vale in the week commencing November 11.