WREXHAM chairman Geoff Moss says Dean Saunders is going nowhere.
The Dragons boss’s name has once again been linked with the vacant manager’s position at Derby County where he is thought to be on a shortlist headed by Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough.
Former Wales international striker Saunders, who played for Derby for three years, last week expressed his surprise at the speculation and now Moss has sought to draw a line under it.
He said: “Dean is not going anywhere. He told me he is staying at Wrexham as he has a job to do here by getting us back in the Football League.”
Saunders has been a roaring success since taking over the Racecourse reins in October, winning eight and drawing two of his 11 Blue Square Premier games.
His aim is to catch Clough’s runaway leaders Burton and seal the sole automatic promotion place that would guarantee the Dragons an instant return to the Football League.
His efforts are being blighted, though, by the weather. Saturday’s trip to Ebbsfleet United was postponed because of a frozen pitch and means Wrexham must now find a new date for the match along with those for the visit of Histon and the visit to Northwich Victoria.
Matters could be complicated further if Saunders’ side win Saturday’s FA Trophy second-round tie at Blue Square South strugglers Basingstoke Town (3pm), as progression into the last 16 would lead the clash at Crawley Town on January 31 to be postponed.
The Dragons have rearranged their other games in hand, Barrow at home for Tuesday, February 3 and Forest Green Rovers at home for Tuesday, March 10.