WREXHAM beat Dagenham and Redbridge 1-0 to reinforce their title ambitions but Stuart Beavon isn't getting carried away.

Graham Barrow resigned as Wrexham boss on Tuesday and he was succeeded by former Reds midfielder Bryan Hughes, who became the third manager of the season.

Hughes made a winning start against Dagenham and his side moved up to third position in the National League, two points off top spot, but Beavon is keeping his feet on the ground.

"We as players just have to get on with it," said Beavon. "We are up there in the league and our aim is promotion.

"The new gaffer has come in and there is not a lot wrong.

"He has got his own ideas but as players we are fully behind him.

"We are enjoying it and we are ready to carry on doing what we have been doing.

"You don't want to get too carried away because there are still plenty of games to go but we are sitting in a nice part of the table."

There were few opportunities until Beavon came off the substitutes bench and scored his fourth league goal of the season in the 74th minute to secure victory.

Wrexham then had chances to extend their lead but Beavon was just pleased to win.

"I am really pleased to grab another goal, it has been a while since the last," said Beavon.

"We knew it was going to be tough against a massively in-form team and the main aim was to get the three points.

"We probably should have won by more, we know that.

"But we will keep going, a fresh week now with the new gaffer so I am sure it will come."

On the appointment of Hughes, 34-year-old Beavon added: "I think I am one of the only lads who vaguely remembers him as a player because the rest of them are young now!"

Hughes praised Beavon and fellow substitute Paul Rutherford, another of the senior players, as the duo made a difference when they came on.

"I thought the substitutes made a real big impact when they came on," said Beavon.

"Teams are going to come here, stifle us and sit behind the ball like Dagenham did, and we have got to have people ready to come on and make an impact.

"That is what happened. I just felt we needed a bit more energy and impetus in them forward areas, even though Bobby Grant almost scored before half time.

"We just needed a lift and credit to Beavon and Rutherford, they are the type of players who can do that.

"We were already looking into that anyway and luckily enough for us it paid off."

Hughes has been in talks with someone he would like to appoint as assistant manager and could make an announcement before Saturday's trip to Havant and Waterlooville.

"Talks are on-going behind the scenes," said Hughes.

"We are probably talking towards the end of this week if I can get the person who I want over the line, but there is no rush.

"The guys who have been helping me have done a fantastic job. Dan Nolan, Carl Darlington and Jussi Jääskeläinen have all chipped in.

"It is not just about me and my voice, it is about everyone and getting the best out of the players and they know the players a lot better than me, they have been here all season.

"I called upon their experience and I will do the same this week."