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INTERVIEW | Phil Parkinson ahead of Harrogate Town

The Boss speaks ahead of tonight's away clash

28 November 2023


INTERVIEW | Phil Parkinson ahead of Harrogate Town

The Boss speaks ahead of tonight's away clash

28 November 2023

Phil Parkinson is targeting another impressive performance as the Red Dragons return to the road tonight against Harrogate Town.

After an emphatic 6-0 victory at the STōK Cae Ras against managerless Morecambe, they travel to Harrogate tonight full of renewed confidence.

Victory would secure back-to-back victories and the start of another unbeaten run after their eleven-game stand ended at Accrington Stanley.

Tonight’s trip to Yorkshire provides the opportunity to extend their position in the promotion places, and Parkinson explained he is looking forward to what he believes will be a terrific occasion

He said: “I watched their game on Saturday against Crawley, we had Chris Johnson down there to watch it for us and they were unlucky to lose the game.

“They are a high-energy team and have a good spirit in the group because of what they have achieved over several years.

“It’s a tight, compact ground with a good atmosphere, and like everybody they will be looking to progress that step further in the division."

The Morecambe win propelled the Red Dragons into second place, with Mansfield and Notts County both dropping points.

Paul Mullin inspired the victory, scoring his fifth Wrexham hat-trick and his first of the 23/24 Sky Bet League Two season.

After missing the Accrington fixture due to international duty, James McClean and Jacob Mendy returned to bolster the squad.

With a tight turnaround between our latest fixtures, Parkinson added he is not only pleased with the performance, but the way they have recovered.

He said: “We’re looking forward to going to Harrogate tomorrow [speaking on Monday] after a good day on Saturday.

“We were really pleased with the win, and it will be another good game when visit Harrogate tomorrow.

“It’s all about recovery for the lads who played on Saturday, and for those that didn’t, they did more work because some of them may end up in the starting lineup.

“We’ve got to ensure everyone is ready for the game ahead."

Tonight’s opposition sit in 15th place in the division, but only six points outside of the play-off places and Accrington Stanley.

Simon Weaver’s side has lost three of their last five league matches and will be hoping to turn their fortunes around tonight.

They were narrowly edged out by Crawley on Saturday in a 2-1 defeat, and Parkinson reiterated how important the Red's support will be to ensure they get over the line.

He said: “We never take the support for granted, we’ve sold out our tickets and probably could have taken even more.

“Our supporters I’m sure are ready to play their part in what will be a cup-tie-like atmosphere.

“I know our supporters will be ready to get right behind the lads.”


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