SAM RICKETTS insists Wrexham are still in a good place after the 11-game unbeaten run came to an end.

Wrexham went down 2-0 against Leyton Orient in Saturday's top of the table clash, the Reds losing for just the third time in 21 National League outings this season.

Missed chances proved costly as Orient scored two late goals but Ricketts takes heart from one of the best performances of the season ahead of tonight's clash against Barrow at Holker Street.

"There are no guarantees in football. The performance levels are what you want because over the course of a long season, it gives you a better chance of winning more games," said Ricketts.

"Our performance level was very good and we will just be looking to do the same again.

"We are in a good place.

"We lost a game, not through a bad performance, just through minor details.

"We just have to continue what we are doing."

Ricketts is looking for a repeat of that display as third placed Wrexham, now four points behind leaders Orient, aim to return to winning ways.

"A tough game but it is another opportunity for us to go and put another performance in just like we did on Saturday and hopefully get a win," said Ricketts.

"The performance was very good but unfortunately we just did not take our chances which would have meant we won the game.

"Unfortunately they took one and won the game."

Attacker Bobby Grant, who has joined on loan from Fleetwood Town until January, is set to make his debut and Ricketts has not ruled out adding more players to his squad.

"Bobby coming in brings us back up to five loans," said Ricketts, who has signed goalkeeper Rob Lainton on a permanent deal and seen Scott Burgess and Freddie Hinds return to their parent clubs.

"We are always open for good players, any club would say the same.

"If an opportunity comes along like the Bobby deal, he is a good player so you do the deal.

"We have got a really strong squad so anyone who does come in has to be of a very high quality."