WREXHAM AFC manager Sam Ricketts is looking to appoint a new goalkeeper coach after Michael Oakes left the club.

Oakes returned to The Racecourse for a second spell under Dean Keates but has now linked up with the former Wrexham manager at Walsall.

The 44-year-old, who played for the likes of Aston Villa and Wolves, is the second member of the Reds' backroom staff to follow Keates to the League One club.

Andy Davies, who was Keates' right-hand man and ended last season as Reds' boss, was unveiled as the Saddlers' assistant manager earlier this month.

"I met up with Michael, he loved the club and loved his time here," said Ricketts. "He has only gone because it is an opportunity to work in League One.

"I wish him all the best. He had that opportunity and I couldn't make him stay.

"You have to look at it two ways. The club has obviously appointed good staff in the past because a lot of them are going to League One."

Oakes worked part-time at Wrexham and Ricketts is looking to make a similar appointment.

"We will probably keep that part-time to be honest but like anything, I want someone who is very good," added Ricketts.

"Michael was very good and I want someone very good to come in."