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Wrexham's pick to replace Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts warned not to speak to the club

By Tom Leach | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Wrexham's top-pick to replace new Shrewsbury Town man Sam Ricketts has been told not to speak to the club.

Dennis Lawrence battles with Walsall's Martin Butler back in 2007 during his time with Swansea.

Current Trinidad & Tobago national coach Dennis Lawrence has been warned by his current employers not to speak to Wrexham as they start their hunt to fill the void left by the new Shrews boss.

The Trinidad & Tobago FA say they have "no intentions" of letting Lawrence, 44, to "engage in discussions with the club", as they hope to keep hold of their young manager.

Lawrence spent five good seasons at the Racecourse Ground between 2001 and 2006 and emerged as a frontrunner for the role early on Thursday.

Wrexham have been looking for a replacement since Monday after Ricketts, who had only been with the club since May, made the jump across the border to join Town following the sacking of John Askey.

News that the former Wolves and Coventry defender was set to join Shrewsbury saw him banned from his own technical area as Wrexham prepared to face fellow Welsh side Newport County in the FA Cup, with the club feeling it was 'not appropriate' for him to be present.

Wednesday night saw Ricketts start life in Shropshire by knocking rivals Walsall out of the Checkatrade Trophy with a 2-1 at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

He will take charge of his first league match during tomorrow's trip to Burton.

Tom Leach

By Tom Leach
Digital Football Intern

Digital Football Intern with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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