SAM RICKETTS believes a change of date and time for Wrexham's FA Cup tie is a sign the Reds are heading in the right direction.

The first round clash against Weston-super-Mare at the Woodspring Stadium has been moved back to Sunday with a 12.45pm kick-off.

The match has been selected by the BBC's Sunday Final Score television show and while the switch does not bother Ricketts, he feels it is a sign National League leaders Wrexham are doing well.

"It is doesn't make any real difference to me," said Ricketts.

"Earlier kick-off so your itinerary changes a little bit, your preparation changes, but nothing untoward and no problems from us in terms of changing the game.

"I think it's probably a sign that the more successful you are, the more your games change and that is highlighted if you reach the top; you are playing on a Monday night, a Sunday, even a game kicked off on Saturday night for the first time.

"It just means there must be signs that some things are going well."

Ricketts has urged his players to "seize an opportunity" against Weston and continue the cup run.

He will cross swords with former Nuneaton team-mate Marc McGregor who is manager of the Seagulls.

Although Weston are bottom of the National League South - they won their first league game of the season last weekend - Ricketts insists performances have warranted better results and won't be taking them for granted.

"I played with him a few years ago at Nuneaton," said Ricketts.

"First time I have really come across him for 10-15 years or so, spoke to him the odd times after I left Nuneaton.

"He has got a team that is really trying to play football, they are not a typical non-league team that is a little bit crash, bang, wallop, and you have to admire that.

"Having watched a few of their games, they are not bad at it.

"They have been performing well without necessary getting the results until the last couple of weeks.

"To draw 3-3 at Dulwich from 3-1 down on Tuesday shows they are a team with a bit of momentum behind them."