GRAHAM BARROW has signed a contract extension keeping at Wrexham until the summer of 2021.

The 64-year-old was brought in as assistant manager to Sam Ricketts in July and will continue in that role under the new Reds boss.

Barrow has taken over as interim manager while the club's board looks to appoint Ricketts' successor.

Ricketts, appointed manager on a three-year deal in May, was unveiled as the new Shrewsbury Town boss on Monday after the League One club were given permission to speak to the former Welsh international.

With Ricketts told not to attend Saturday's FA Cup second round tie against Newport, right-hand man Barrow took charge for the second round tie which ended in a goalless draw and he will be at the helm for this weekend's home match with Eastleigh.

The vastly experienced Barrow, who has managed Chester, Wigan Athletic, Rochdale and Bury, stated after the game that he wished to stay at Wrexham and he has now committed his future to the club.

“It was never in any doubt in my mind," said Barrow. "My main concern has been the players and the club. I’m happy the people in charge and the fans feel the same way.

”The players are still in good spirits. Nothing has really changed for me. Looking back at my career in football I have been through these situations before.

“I’m very happy at Wrexham. I’m very happy to be staying here. This club has so much passion around it.

"I remember going for an early morning walk around Portugal during our pre-season stay there and seeing all of the flags everywhere. It’s an amazing club with passionate people around it.

“I hear the voices of the supporters every week, there is always a buzz around the place. It’s why I’m in football. I’m going to carry on doing the best I can for Wrexham now and that’s all I’m concerned about.”