BOBBY GRANT has signed for Wrexham from Fleetwood Town for an undisclosed fee.

Grant has put pen to paper on a deal that runs until the end of the season with a view to an extension in the summer.

The 28-year-old attacker joined the Reds on loan from the League One club in November and has scored one goal in eight appearances.

Grant’s temporary spell came to an end following the 2-0 defeat at title rivals Salford City on New Year's Day but he has become Wrexham's first signing of the January transfer window and will be available for Saturday’s home game against Dover.

Manager Graham Barrow is delighted to get his man amid interest from other clubs.

“I’m very pleased we have managed to get the deal done with Bobby," said Barrow. “He’s has been fantastic for us since joining on loan, both on and off the pitch, everyone will have seen that he is an excellent player.

“He’s great around the dressing room too and fit’s the mould for the kind of player we want here at Wrexham.”

Out of favour at Fleetwood, Grant is not in manager Joey Barton’s first-team plans at Fleetwood following a disagreement and was training with the Under 18s.

Grant has helped second placed Wrexham maintain their promotion challenge and he thanked fans - more than 1,400 Reds supporters attended Tuesday's defeat at Salford City - for their backing.

“I can’t think the club enough,” said Grant. “That following at Salford is incredible, that is Championship following.

“That is one of the best away followings I have seen in a very long time and I can only thank them for the support they have given me since I have been here.

“I would love to try and get it over the line with that group of lads in the dressing room and the club as a whole.

“Everyone around the place has been fantastic to me since I have been here and hopefully that can continue.”

Salford, thrashed 5-1 at Wrexham on Boxing Day, gained revenge for that defeat with a goal in each half securing victory.

Wrexham saw a lot of the ball but struggled to break the Ammies down and Grant admits it was a frustrating afternoon.

“It was disappointing but Salford had a game plan,” said Grant.

“I am sure anyone who was at the first game, they were never going to go toe-to-toe with us again because they couldn’t. We proved that last week.

“They were very defensive and got men behind the ball, and they hit us with two sucker punches.

“You have got to credit the manager and their players because they managed to get their head down and they have done a job on us.”

Grant believes Salford changing their gameplan is a sign teams are showing title chasing Wrexham respect.

“When a team shows you that much respect, it is down to us to break them down,” said Grant.

“The only disappointing thing from our side is we couldn’t get that little break or find that little bit of quality to break them down.

“But since I have been here no team has given us that much respect in this league and that just shows you that teams are starting to fear what we have got.

“It is up to us to find solutions to cope with the way teams are going to play against us.”

But Grant was happy with Wrexham’s points haul over the festive period.

“We have got six points from three games and we are still right in the mix,” added Grant. “We have got a great group of lads in that dressing room and with the feelgood factor around the club at the moment, everything is positive.

“That is a little blip and it is how you bounce back from it now.”