Wrexham's number one. Goalkeeper Rob Lainton. Pic: Getty Images.

‘The Worst We’ve Played’ Says Dragons’ Manager Sam

Sam Ricketts was fed up after Wrexham’s goalless Vanarama National League draw at Barrow.

“That’s the worst we’ve played,” said the Dragons manager. “I’m really disappointed.

“We never got going, never imposed ourselves, didn’t do the basics of how we play particularly well. A frustrating night, but we kept another clean sheet.

“There’s nothing to worry about. We go through phases and this was a Tuesday night when we just weren’t at our best.”

Wrexham remain third in the table after a match in which scoring chances were at a premium on a blustery night at Holker Street.

Wrexham manager Sam Ricketts talks to the media.

Goalkeeper Rob Lainton has played in every Wrexham match this season and kept a 15th clean sheet of the season, while they almost won it when Fleetwood loanee Bobby Grant headed on to a post on his debut

Grant caught the eye with his performance and that was a positive on a night when Wrexham were below their best, but returned from Barrow with a hard-earned point.

Wrexham now focus on their Emirates FA Cup tie at the Racecourse on Saturday (8pm kick-off).

Home supporters can buy tickets in advance ONLINE and save money!

Away supporters will not be able to purchase tickets online from Wrexham AFC, who have sent a stock of tickets directly to Newport County which can be purchased from their club ticket office.

Newport County supporters will be housed in the bkoncepts (Mold End) upper as usual, entering My Racecourse via turnstiles 1-4.

Barrow: Dixon, Bartham, Norrington-Davies, Granite, Wilson, Jameson, Taylor, Augustein (Kay 61), Rooney, Blyth, Smith (Hindle 76). Subs: Burgess, Sousa.

Wrexham: Lainton, Roberts, Lawlor, Pearson, Jennings, Summerfield, Walker, Young, Grant, Pyke (Rutherford 27), Beavon (Fondop 82). Subs: Dibble, Wright, Maguire-Drew.

Referee: Matthew Dicicco (Cleveland)

Attendance: 851 (away 116)

Buildbase FA Trophy. (Photo by Alex Broadway – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Wrexham have been drawn at home against Boston United in the Buildbase FA Trophy first round.

Ties are due to be played on Saturday, December 15.

The draw was made on talkSPORT.

Northern Section:

Southport or Chester v Solihull Moors

Lancaster or Guiseley v Blyth Spartans

AFC Fylde v Stratford Town

Salford City v Gateshead

Wrexham v Boston United

Chesterfield v Basford United

Barrow v FC Halifax Town

Harrogate Town v York City

Leamington v Hartlepool United

Workington Town v Pickering Town or Ramsbottom United

Spennymoor Town v Stamford or Barwell

Altrincham v Stockport County

AFC Telford United v Farsley Celtic

Southern Section:

Chippenham Town or Wingate & Finchley v Welling United or Dulwich Hamlet

Biggleswade Town v Wealdstone

Maidenhead United v Oxford City

Hereford v Billericay Town

Aldershot Town v Bedford Town

Carshalton Athletic v Dorking Wanderers

Lewes or Hemel Hempstead Town v Eastleigh

Dover Athletic v Havant & Waterlooville

Woking v Maidstone United

Ebbsfleet United v Dagenham & Redbridge

Barnet v Bath City

Bromley v Sutton United

Truro City v Weston Super Mare

Salisbury v Braintree Town

Boreham Wood v Torquay United

Leyton Orient v Beaconsfield Town

Brackley Town v Hayes & Yeading United or Brightlingsea Regent

Weymouth or St Albans City v Royston Town or Needham Market

Eastbourne Borough or Dartford v Dorchester Town

Vanarama National League top five

1 Leyton Orient 22 13 8 1 +29 47
2 Salford 22 13 7 2 +25 46
3 Wrexham 22 12 7 3 +14 43
4 AFC Fylde 22 11 8 3 +21 41
5 Harrogate T 21 11 7 3 +17 40

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