Graham Barrow revealed Sam Ricketts was “indecisive” over a potential move to Shrewsbury Town, but felt it was sad how the whole saga had unfolded, The Daily Post report.

Assistant coach Barrow, along with Carl Darlington and Jussi Jaaskelainen, was asked by the Wrexham club board to take charge of Saturday night’s FA Cup tie with Newport County after manager Ricketts was told not to attend the match.

Speculation had intensified in the build-up to the Dragons’ second round tie of Ricketts’ departure to the New Meadow early next week, Wrexham issuing a statement ahead of the game that said: “In view of the speculation surrounding the future of our first team manager Sam Ricketts, Wrexham AFC felt it is not appropriate for him to attend this evening’s game. We will seek to clarify Sam’s future as Wrexham AFC manager as soon as is possible.”

Barrow was delighted with how his side had played, dominating for large spells against a Newport team flying high in League Two, and admitted to it being a tough day.

“It has (been tough), it is a bit sad that it got to that really,” said Barrow.

“I’ve been there before, I did it (taking a caretaker role) three times at Wigan in the Championship. At the end of the day I work for the club and the club have been good to me.”

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