THERE has been another managerial change at Wrexham but nothing changes in Shaun Pearson's eyes and he remains focussed on the promotion push.

Graham Barrow resigned as Reds boss on Tuesday, just 49 days after succeeding Sam Ricketts in the Racecourse hotseat.

Former Wrexham midfielder Bryan Hughes has been unveiled as the club's third manager of the season and will take training for the first time today.

Despite the upheaval, fifth placed Wrexham are only four points behind leaders Leyton Orient, and within one of Salford, Solihull and Fylde.

Wrexham are in with a big shout of the National League title with 15 games to go and captain Pearson won't be sidetracked.

"We have just got to get on with it," said Pearson. "There is not much more we can do.

"It is still there for us as a group and if anything, hopefully this will bring us closer together.

"It is still there for everyone up there. Orient are in the best position but there are six or seven teams who will think they are in with a squeak of top spot if they put some wins together.

"It is a big period coming up so if we can be that team that puts together a winning sequence going into the last few games, we will have a real opportunity of winning it.

"We have got 15 games to try and put a winning run together, as many points on the board as possible, and hopefully it will be enough to challenge at the top, or as high in the play-offs to give us the best opportunity in the play-offs."

Although Pearson is looking at trying to catch the teams ahead of Wrexham, he doesn't want a repeat of last year's failed promotion challenge.

Dean Keates left Wrexham in a strong position when he took over as Walsall boss in March but a disastrous run-in led to the Reds missing out on the play-offs.

"We have got a good run of games coming up," said Pearson.

"If we can get a bit of confidence back - beating Maidenhead in the last game helped with that - and put a run of wins together, it is a chance to close the gap on the teams in front of us and widen the gap on the teams behind us.

"It is only six points down to eighth place and we need to open that because the last thing we want is a repeat of last year and we don't make the play-offs.

"But we are also looking at the top. We are only four points off the lead and one point from second place, so a couple of wins and we could be second or third, and a point off the top."

Pearson says players who didn't get much of a chance under Barrow will be hoping to feature more under Hughes, and those in the team can't rest on their laurels.

"It is a difficult one for the players," said Pearson.

"A new manager came in at the start of the season and you had to prove yourself to him, then you had to prove yourself again to the next manager, and now it is going to happen again.

"We have just got to get our heads down and work hard.

"It is an opportunity for the players slightly out of the fold to take their chance while if you are in there, you have to keep doing what you are doing to keep your shirt."

On the arrival of Hughes, Pearson added: "I know about his career.

"I have spoken to people who know him and played with him, and they speak highly of him.

"I am looking forward to working with him."