GRAHAM BARROW is hoping he is successful in a bid to sign an unnamed player as well as securing the services of Bobby Grant and Brad Walker for longer.

Striker Grant's loan spell from Fleetwood Town finished after yesterday's 2-0 defeat at title rivals Salford City while Crewe midfielder Walker's stint at the The Racecourse ends after Saturday's home match with Dover Athletic.

Barrow is keeping his fingers crossed he can keep the duo as well as make new signings in the January transfer window, with the Reds boss eager to add to his attacking options.

"The sooner we do something about it for these games coming up the better," said Barrow.

"It is just getting over these next couple of games and then there is the Trophy game which gives us a bit of a breather. Obviously it is an important game but not as important as the league.

"We have tried to do a bit of business and we are hoping that we seal Bobby sooner rather than later, then move onto Brad - we are a bit closer with both than when we spoke last - and then a couple of fresh faces.

"We keep talking about up top, someone to help Stuart Beavon on top."

Barrow, who has been linked with Blackpool striker Scott Quigley, who had a loan spell with Wrexham last season, revealed a bid is in for a player: "We have got an offer in for player and hopefully it gets accepted," he said.

Goals in each half condemned Wrexham to defeat at Salford, six days after thrashing their opponents 5-1, and Barrow was disappointed his side was unable to break the hosts down.

"It is a strange game to assess because we came to one of the promotion favourites and away from home you don't expect to be faced with the opposition playing in their own half for 90 per cent of the game," said Barrow.

"The disappointing thing for me is that we gave them everything they wanted.

"I could see it being nothing but 0-0 at half-time and then I thought we could do something about it but they got a goal.

"The second goal made it tough but I can't fault the lads in terms of effort and trying to get back into the game.

"We have probably only come across that a couple of times at home so we have got to find a solution to it if that is what's going to happen in the future."

Barrow refused to blame the busy festive period as an excuse as second placed Wrexham's five game unbeaten run in the league came to an end.

"I didn't think we were quite at it as we have been in recent games," added Barrow.

"I think there will be loads of teams saying that but we have got no excuse on tiredness.

"We were still going at the end trying to get a goal so I don't think it is fatigue, just maybe mental fatigue more than anything.

"It probably just highlights the striking option which we are working on.

"I just feel like it is a game that we have not thrown away but we should not have lost."