GRAHAM BARROW has challenged his out of favour attackers to prove he doesn't need to sign a replacement for Rekeil Pyke.

Reds boss Barrow stated last week that he wasn't looking to add to his squad before the transfer window closed.

However, Huddersfield Town unexpectedly recalled Pyke early from his loan spell at The Racecourse with the 21-year-old, Wrexham's joint top scorer in the league with five goals, moving to Rochdale for another temporary spell.

Barrow is still able to make loan signings but he wants to see his current players step to the plate, with Chris Holroyd and Ben Tollitt both earmarked by their manager as pacy players who could do a job in the absence of Pyke if they impress in training.

"We can still go and get players but a player leaving maybe opens the door to Tollitt, Holroyd and people like that," said Barrow.

"We saw that out of the front three you do need to have a little bit of pace.

"Tollitt and Holroyd have both got pace but they have got to show it during the week to get in the team.

"It is up to them now to take it."

Barrow, who saw Saturday's clash at Boreham Wood postponed because of the wintry weather, feels he has a big enough squad for promotion chasing Wrexham's final three months of the season.

But although he refuses to rule out bringing in more fresh faces, Barrow says the onus is on fringe players to show he doesn't need to.

"The general feeing at times around the place is that we are a big squad," said Barrow.

"But very quickly last week with Rekeil going, Kevin Roberts and Luke Summerfield injured, it suddenly went from the early 20s to late teens.

"I would never rule out somebody coming in but if people early doors are going to grab it, then they have got a few days this week to do it so it is up to them."

Although Leo Smith has joined Welsh Premier League side Caernarfon Town on loan until the end of the season, no other players exited The Racecourse last week.

Barrow, whose side return to action against Dagenham and Redbridge at The Racecourse on Saturday, believes his squad has strength in depth for the remaining 15 games but refuses to rule out some fringe players leaving.

"They can't go to Football League clubs but there are still maybe a couple of players that you would be prepared to let go," said Barrow.

"That might open the door or help us get other people in, but we do look quite strong now all of a sudden.

"Summerfield hasn't missed a game now with Saturday's game being off so he has got a chance for this Saturday - maybe it hasn't turned out a bad thing.

"But Luke Young did well against Maidenhead so that showed the strength in depth that we do have."