BRYAN HUGHES will continue to run the rule over right-back Jazzi Barnum-Bobb in training this week.

The 23-year-old has joined Wrexham on trial and played the first half of Saturday’s 4-0 win against Cefn Druids at The Rock.

Hughes has been impressed with the former Cardiff City and Newport County defender, who spent last season with Chelmsford City, and admits he is keen to sign another right-back as he puts the finishing touches to his squad ahead of Wrexham’s 12th campaign in non-league.

Wrexham continue their pre-season programme against Fleetwood Town on Friday and Barnum-Bobb will get more time to show Hughes what he can do in the coming days.

“I am looking at a bit more detail for position-specific stuff,” said Hughes.

“We haven’t got the right-back role filled, even though Mark Carrington can do a really good job there and he showed that second half.

“But Jazzi did really well first half.

“He has got great fitness levels. He had a bit of a tough year last year but he has played in the league at Newport where he played 30 or 40 games so he has got a bit of a pedigree.

“We will invite Jazzi back this week. He has really impressed me in training and I want to see what he does this week.”

Hughes, without the likes of Rob Lainton, Jake Lawlor, Luke Summerfield, Manny Smith, Jason Oswell and Mike Fondop, named two different sides for the opening pre-season friendly at The Rock.

Some of the younger players, including first year pro Matty Sargent, earned praise from their manager.

“It is always hard for the young lads, but I am not afraid to play them,” added Hughes.

“Matty Sargeant sitting in a really disciplined role in that first half in front of the back four, he gave a good account of himself.

“Noah Daley coming in on the right, all the youth boys did well. Max Cleworth, the second half centre-half, he did really well, just 16-years-old and very comfortable on the ball.

“If you look at it as a whole for the club, we’ve got some good talent coming through.”