SAM RICKETTS says there has been no approach from Shrewsbury Town regarding the vacant manager's position at the League One club.

Wrexham boss Ricketts and Newport County chief Mike Flynn, who go head to head in Saturday's FA Cup second round tie at The Racecourse - have both been linked with the job.

Ricketts once again played down speculation after seeing promotion chasing Wrexham draw 0-0 at Barrow on Tuesday.

"Nothing has changed," said Ricketts.

"I don't even look at stuff like that because it is irrelevant to me, it is nothing to do with me.

"No-one has made an approach. It is simple football, unless someone makes an approach or someone does anything then categorically there is not even a question to answer."

Ricketts hailed Wrexham's performance in the 2-0 top of the table defeat to Leyton Orient on Saturday but admits his side were well below par at Holker Street.

"It was the opposite to the weekend," said Ricketts. "At the weekend I thought our performance was excellent, at Barrow I was really disappointed.

"I thought that was up there with the worst we have played, we weren't up to our normal standards.

"Not taking anything away from Barrow but we never really got going, we never imposed ourselves and didn't do the basics of how we play particularly well.

"A frustrating night but we kept another clean sheet and we came away with a draw.

"That proves a really important side of our game that even when we aren't at our best, we can still come way with a point."

Third placed Wrexham have now gone three league games without a win, taking two points and scoring once goal, but Ricketts is not worried.

"I don't worry about runs when we are winning," said Ricketts. "We have only lost one, it is nothing to worry about.

"We go through phases and this was a Tuesday night that we weren't at our best.

"The biggest compliment you can give the players is that we have still come out with a point."

Ricketts expects a better display when Wrexham face League Two side Newport in Saturday's cup tie.

"It will be a really good home game," added Ricketts.

"Live on television and I am sure we will be back to our best."