THE race is on for a place in the Wrexham squad for Sunday's FA Cup first round tie with Weston-super-Mare at The Woodspring Stadium.

All seven of Sam Ricketts' loan signings are eligible for the clash against the Seagulls, who sit bottom of the National League South.

Although Ricketts can only name five loanees in his matchday squad for National League matches, there are no restrictions on loan players in the cup.

Although centre-back Manny Smith remains sidelined with a knee problem sustained at Solihull Moors in August, Mark Carrington has recovered from injury.

“I will pick the team exactly the same as I do for any league game," said Ricketts.

“Generally there have been a couple of changes, a couple of times I have stuck with the same team, and that will be like-wise going into this weekend."

Whoever lines up at against Weston, Ricketts wants them to take their chance.

"We are a squad of really good players and sometimes players find themselves out of the starting line-up through no fault of their own," said Ricketts.

"But when the chance does come, they need to try and grasp it.

"What we have got here is really good players who are grasping that opportunity when they get given it."

Winger Jordan Maguire-Drew, one of the players brought in on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion, has been a regular this season but was left out of the squad for Saturday's 3-1 win against Gateshead which extended the unbeaten run to nine games and took Wrexham to the top of the table.

"Jordan is part of a squad which we are trying to achieve something here with," said Ricketts.

"Unfortunately he couldn't make the squad not through any fault of his own, he has not done anything wrong.

"It just shows the calibre of the squad that we have got and he is not the only one who couldn't get in the squad.

"You have got Freddie Hinds and Scott Burgess as well, really good players who at the minute have to bide their time."