Sam Ricketts is ready to utilise the loan market compiling his Wrexham squad and hasn’t ruled out turning to his former clubs for assistance.

The former Wales international, who was Wolves U16s lead coach, has been appointed as the new Reds boss on a three year deal. It is his first managerial position and Ricketts will oversee Wrexham’s 11th season in the National League.

Ricketts has eight players, including captain Shaun Pearson, under contract and he is set to announce his retained list “as soon as possible.”

A vastly experienced defender who played for the likes of Oxford United, Swansea City, Hull City, Bolton Wanderers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Coventry City before hanging up his boots in November 2016 because of a knee injury, Ricketts has a list of targets that he would like to bring to The Racecourse.

Although the majority of new signings will be on permanent deals, Ricketts will look to strengthen with loan additions before August’s big kick-off.

“The loan market, if you can get the right players who are going to come in and make a difference, and if you can get them for a fraction of the cost, then brilliant,” said Ricketts.

“Ideally you want as many as your own players as possible, I don’t want to fill the team with loan players.

“But if we can have a handful of loan players who come in and make a difference then it is something we will certainly do.”

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