SAM RICKETTS was satisfied with a point against Halifax Town but admits Wrexham have played worse this season and won.

Tuesday's top of the table clash at The Racecourse ended in a goalless draw and although he hoped to pick up another victory, Ricketts refused to be downbeat as Wrexham, down to third in the National League, made it 18 points from the first nine games.

"Loads of positives, the only thing is we just didn't get that winning goal," said Ricketts.

"The performance was really good, we have played worse and won this season so you have to be pragmatic about things. We just didn't have that bit in the final third.

"It is better than no points but I go into every game wanting to win.

"It is a good point, I am not going to be disappointed with it.

"We keep ticking over, 18 points continues our excellent start and we go into the next game."

Mike Fondop almost opened the scoring with an early long range effort that rattled the Halifax crossbar but Wrexham were restricted to half-chances despite seeing a lot of the ball in the second half.

"The longer the game went on, they started tiring a little bit in the last 20-25 minutes," said Ricketts.

"They were really struggling and we kept pushing on trying to win the game.

"We just didn't quite manage to hit the target enough to test the keeper.

"We are progressing. We controlled the game much better, we moved the ball much better, we kept possession better.

"Yes, there are times we can be more progressive with that, at the minute sometimes we pass the ball backwards when we can go forwards but it is a step in the right direction and this will come."

Ricketts signed Jake Lawlor for an undisclosed fee from Salford City after Manny Smith picked up a knee injury and the centre-back made his debut, helping Wrexham keep a sixth clean sheet in nine games.

"Jake's first game of the season, he has not really had much game-time even during pre-season with Salford so to step in and play like he did was excellent," added Ricketts.

"I thought he had a real solid first game here."