GRAHAM BARROW insists he is committed to the cause and has no intention of following Sam Ricketts out of the Racecourse exit door.

Ricketts, appointed manager on a three-year deal in May, was unveiled as the new Shrewsbury Town boss on Monday after the League One club were given permission to speak to the former Welsh international.

With Ricketts told not to attend Saturday's FA Cup second round tie against Newport, his assistant Barrow took charge for the second round tie which ended in a goalless draw.

Barrow stated after the game that he wished to stay at Wrexham and that remains the case, with the 64-year-old installed as interim manager.

"Nothing has changed there," said Barrow.

"If you look through my career, although I might have been sacked and it happens in football, I have always seen it through.

"The answer is I am stopping until I am told otherwise."

Supporters have been eager to see Barrow remain with Wrexham and he added: "That is music to my ears.

"I just go and do the best I can under the circumstances so that will never change."

Barrow, appointed Ricketts' right-hand man in July, is enjoying his time at Wrexham and has been impressed with the passion for the club.

"It has been great here," said Barrow.

"I took a long time over the summer, I enjoyed my time at Fylde but I was more on the periphery of things.

"You have seen me, I very much like the training ground and the dressing room so once I got back into the groove.

"Then when we went to Portugal, I went for a walk one day and I saw the flags everywhere and the crowd at the game, it is what I first got involved in professional football for.

"The passion of it all and there is certainly no shortage of passion round here."

The process to appoint Ricketts' successor is underway but it seems Barrow has ruled himself out of the running.

"I enjoy the football side of it but the last 10 years I have helped managers," said Barrow.

"When the right man comes in and he is happy with me then all will be fine."

Ricketts was linked with the vacant managerial position at Shrewsbury since John Askey was sacked on November 12.

Barrow, who saw Wrexham produce a fantastic performance against League One Newport, is pleased the situation has been resolved quickly and is focussed on the promotion chasing Reds getting back to winning ways at home to Eastleigh on Saturday.

"We said after the game on Saturday that it needed to be resolved," said Barrow.

"It is something nobody wanted but we have got over the shock of Saturday and the relief was that the team put in a performance that was more like us.

"If fairness to both clubs and Sam, it was done quite quickly on Monday. The players had a day off which was maybe not a bad thing but they are ready to work now.

"The aim now is to win a league game as soon we can.

"I don't want anything to happen like what happened when Dean Keates left; we have got to not stop the rot but get a win as soon as we can and get back on track."