"The fact we are second going into the two cup games is nice," said Parkinson.
"But we've just been beaten 3-1 at Carlisle and my thoughts are now on what we can do better, and we want to put on a better show in our next game."
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers.
Gareth Southgate will take charge of the England team for the remaining four matches of 2016.
Gareth Southgate has been placed in charge of England for their next four games after Sam Allardyce left by mutual
Celtic face another massive task in the Champions League when they welcome Manchester City to Parkhead on Wednesday night.
Following the departure of England manager Sam Allardyce, Under-21s coach Gareth Southgate is set to charge of the senior team
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers:The Daily Echo reports that Southampton defender JOSE FONTE, linked with a move