Parkinson praises Wrexham’s ‘amazing’ US welcome as he discusses transfer plans

Wrexham AFC manager Phil Parkinson has revealed that he is looking to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season. The Dragons boss was talking ahead of his team’s final pre-season match in the USA as they take on Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park tonight (12.30am kick-off).

Parkinson has been happy with how the tour has gone so far, apart from the injury suffered by star striker Paul Mullin who suffered a punctured lung and will be sidelined for several weeks. Regardless of that, Parkinson said he was looking to add to his attacking options anyway and will be looking to dip his toe into the transfer market.

The Dragons lost 5-0 to Chelsea in North Carolina before beating LA Galaxy 4-0 and Manchester United 3-1. Parkinson and co will return to the UK after tonight’s match against co-chairman Rob McElhenney’s hometown team.

Speaking to North Wales Live, Parkinson said: “It’s been fantastic, the whole tour has been great for the club and the welcome we’ve received over here has been amazing. To meet up with fans from back home and the American fans has been a great experience.”

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He continued: “It’s been good preparation as well, the lads have done well in every game over here. We’re looking forward to this last one against Philadelphia tonight and I’m sure it’ll be another fantastic occasion”.

Parkinson also revealed that he is hoping to add to his ranks ahead of the season opener against MK Dons next weekend. When asked if Paul Mullin’s injury had changed his intentions, he said that he was always looking to add to his attacking options anyway.

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He said: “We are always looking to improve but these things take time. We were looking to strengthen even before Paul’s injury so that hasn’t affected our thinking on that front.

“We’ve got a very strong squad though and everyone will be playing their part. We’re always looking at ways to improve.”

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