BOBBY GRANT will today be unveiled as a Wrexham signing and manager Sam Ricketts believes he has pulled off a real coup.

The 28-year-old midfielder, who can also play in attack, is out of favour at Fleetwood Town and is joining Wrexham on loan until January

Out of contract in the summer, Grant is not in manager Joey Barton's first-team plans at the League One club following a disagreement and he has been training with the U18s.

Although he has attracted interested from elsewhere, Grant, who has also played for the likes of Accrington, Scunthorpe, Rochdale, Blackpool and Shrewsbury, has elected to aid Wrexham's promotion challenge to Ricketts' delight.

"Bobby has joined on loan until January," said Ricketts.

"He will be in training on Monday morning and another good addition to the squad, another good step in the right direction of what we are trying to do here.

"He is a good player, 28 years old, he has played league football for a very long time," said Ricketts.

"A very good League One player, just found himself out of favour. It is testament to the club that he wants to come here.

"He has interest from league sides but he can't go anywhere because their transfer window is out until January.

"We are not so he has jumped at the opportunity to come here and get some games which is testament to the size of the club and what we are doing here this season that he is willing to come and join us, and we will see how it goes."

Although Ricketts has made goalkeeper Rob Lainton's loan deal from Port Vale permanent, two players left The Racecourse last week.

Midfielder Scott Burgess returned to Bury after his temporary spell came to an end while striker Freddie Hinds, who joined Wrexham on a season-long loan from Bristol City in July but failed to make an appearance for the Reds, has had his deal terminated by mutual agreement and he has gone back to the Championship club.

Ricketts was eager to strengthen his squad and jumped at the chance to sign Grant.

"I have been speaking to Bobby for a while, I've been a little bit tied up because of how many loans we had," said Ricketts.

"Obviously Rob's loan has become a permanent deal, Scott's has run out and Freddie has gone back to Bristol City so we are in a position where we are able to do something in the transfer market.

"We have acted quickly and we have got Bobby in."

Grant wasn't in the squad as Wrexham's 11 game unbeaten run came to an end following a 1-0 defeat in Saturday's top of the table clash against leaders Leyton Orient.

Wrexham had the better chances but Orient were more clinical and secured victory after taking two late opportunities, although Ricketts was pleased with the performance.

"People mention the unbeaten run, I am not worried," said Ricketts.

"All I am worried about is winning the next game; win more games than we don't and we will have a good chance.

"That would be right up there with how well we have played this season, just that last little bit and didn't put the ball in the back of the net which is the hardest but also the most important thing."

Ricketts is looking for third placed Wrexham to bounce back at Barrow tomorrow night.

"We go again on Tuesday night," added Ricketts.

"Every time we have lost this season we have rebounded really well with good performances which has led to a run of wins and that's what we need to do again."