JAMES JENNINGS says Wrexham won't dwell on another manager departing the club and the players are focussed on staying among the National League leaders.

Interim manager Graham Barrow will be in charge for tomorrow's home game with Eastleigh after Sam Ricketts left to take over as Shrewsbury Town boss.

Barrow, assistant to Ricketts, took the team for Saturday's FA Cup second round 0-0 draw against Newport County after he was told to stay away amid speculation linking him the Shrews job.

But Jennings would rather look forward than backwards and that means Wrexham picking up three points against Eastleigh.

"It is all done now, the gaffer has gone to Shrewsbury and you move on," said Jennings.

"We just need to focus on the game against Eastleigh but the lads showed on Saturday, it was a disciplined, professional performance.

"It could have affected the group as players but I thought we responded really well to it.

"Graham came in before the game and made it clear that we weren't to let it affect us and to focus on the game, and a massive incentive playing in the FA Cup as well to try and get to the third round.

"It was pleasing and encouraging from the lads."

Wrexham, looking to appoint a fourth manager of the year, saw the promotion challenge falter under Andy Davies when Dean Keates left to take charge of hometown club Walsall in March.

Jennings is disappointed to see managers move on but feels it shows the Reds are doing something right on the pitch.

"Naturally we are all disappointed that the gaffer has gone but that's football, it happens quite a lot these days," said Jennings.

"We have just been unfortunate that it has happened twice in the last year but I think that is testament to the team, the way it is playing and the group of players that we have got.

"It is better than being in a position and the manager getting sacked, that shows that the team is not doing well.

"Disappointed but we have got to move on and focus on the game against Eastleigh, and see what happens in between."

Jennings is optimistic Wrexham will maintain a promotion challenge this time around.

"We have got a great group of lads here," said Jennings. "We did last year but we have got a bigger squad.

"No disrespect to last season but there is better quality and I think that is quite evident.

"There are some good players in the group and a lot of strength in depth so when there have been injuries and suspensions, there are players that have come in and done well.

"There has been a fair bit of rotation which shows we have got a good, solid squad, and hopefully it won't affect us."

Wrexham are without a win in three league games but Jennings feels there have been encouraging signs with the Reds performing well in the defeat against title rivals Leyton Orient and League One Newport in the cup.

"It is a big game against Eastleigh," added Jennings.

"Back to the league which is our bread and butter and it is important that we get three points and keep the pressure on the two teams up there.

"We have not got the results we wanted the last couple of weeks but the performance levels have been up there and we have been a bit unlucky in front of goal."