Andy Morrell focused on Wrexham task despite Bury link

Andy Morrell
Andy Morrell

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell says he has no intention of quitting the Racecourse Ground to link-up with his former side Bury.

Morrell has been linked with the vacant manager's job at Gigg Lane.

But the 36-year-old says he is focused on promotion with The Dragons after narrowly missing out last season.

"I love it here, the fans have been great with me since I took over," said Morrell, who was appointed Wrexham boss in October 2011.

"I probably wasn't everybody's first choice to have a go at it, but it seems to have gone well.

"I'm pleased I've got a job to do and we'll see where it takes us."

Wrexham have had an indifferent start to the Blue Square Bet Premier season, winning two and drawing two of their opening five games.

The Dragons challenged for automatic promotion last season before eventually losing out to Luton in the play-offs, form that has alerted rival clubs to Morrell's talents.

League One Bury recently lost manager Richie Barker to Crawley Town, leading to speculation that Morrell could take over at his former club.

"I've got ambitions, of course," said Morrell, who scored 18 goals for Bury in a two-year spell.

"But I've only been in it [the Wrexham manager's job] a day, it seems, so I've got a lot to learn.

"I'm learning quickly and the players have given me everything.

"It's lovely to have people talking about you. But I'm happy, I've got a job to do here and it's going to be a tough job."