WREXHAM owner Geoff Moss (left) has defended his decision to ask Wales management pair Dean Saunders and Roy Evans for their views on the quality of the players at the Racecourse.
Former Liverpool and Wales striker Saunders, now assistant to Wales manager John Toshack, and ex-Liverpool boss Evans, another key member of
Toshack’s back room team joined Moss and former Wrexham manager Arfon Griffiths to watch a full-scale practice match yesterday involving every fit member of the Racecourse playing staff.
But Moss, who last week parted company with manager Brian Little, denied that his actions would undermine the authority of Martin Foyle and Brian Carey, who are in temporary charge of team affairs until Little’s successor is named.
“I rang Dean, Roy and Arfon and asked them to come in, so we have been having a conversation about all the players,” he said.
“I wanted opinions as to what they thought of the players and whether they are good enough. I don’t think that undermines Martin or Brian.”
Moss insisted he did not want to be seen as interfering, and added: “Some players have been sidelined and today they got their chance to show what they can do.
“It still may be not good enough, but at least psychologically they can feel they have had an opportunity.
“There are some players I particularly like, although I don’t pick the team. But they and others have had a full game now and I hope everyone has learned something from the exercise.”
On the topic of who Wrexham’s next manager might be, Moss said he would not be rushed into an appointment and is expecting Foyle and Carey to remain in charge until at least after this Saturday’s Blue Square Premiership match at Forest Green Rovers.
“There were 12 applications yesterday,” he said. “But I haven’t even looked at them yet because I have not had the time.
“We have a couple of experienced people in place who may put themselves in the frame or can certainly hold the fort for us, so I’m not too concerned about that.”