GRAHAM BARROW is backing Wrexham to bounce back from their Salford City defeat and start another unbeaten run.

The Reds began 2019 with a 2-0 defeat at title rivals Salford who gained revenge for their 5-1 thrashing at The Racecourse on Boxing Day.

It was only Wrexham's fourth defeat in 27 National League outings, ending a five match unbeaten run, but the second placed Reds are fourth points behind leaders Leyton Orient with a game in hand.

Barrow wants his side to respond with a positive result in tomorrow's home game against Dover Athletic.

"That's the character of the players," said Barrow.

"We will take it in our stride and have a look at it but all season it has been what we do next.

"All season we have come back from those odd defeats that we have had and that's what we have to do again, and go off on another reasonable, decent run.

"Defeat hurts more than it would if you were a club that was maybe mid-table or just challenging around the play-offs.

"We have to take it all in and put it in perspective, and then move on again. It is not all ranting and raving."

Wrexham beat high-flying Solihull Moors 1-0 in between the Salford double-header and Barrow was pleased with the points return from those three tough matches.

"In the three games, you could have worked your absolute socks off to get three points - you could have got three draws," said Barrow.

"We have come out with six points and if somebody had offered you that, you would probably have taken it.

"It is just the nature really. It could have been seven points for me, I don't think we needed to move that far to get seven at Salford so that is disappointing.

"I think the legs are alright, just the mental thing of how close the games are and the lack of what you can do.

"Preparation time has cost us a bit, particularly the first half. I still fancied us at 1-0 half-time, I still felt we could come back and win the game."