Albion defender Andy Crosby has had clear the air talks with boss Micky Adams.

The centre half was unhappy that Matthew Wicks was preferred to deputise for the injured Danny Cullip in Tuesday's Worthington Cup defeat by Southampton.

Adams revealed: "Andy Crosby has been to see me. He was obviously not very happy that Matt went in ahead of him, but I think Matt has got more pace and that's what I went for.

"Andy was disappointed that he wasn't involved and I can understand his frustration, but I've got to make hard and fast decisions.

"We've had a clear the air meeting and he has just got to get on with it."

Wicks looks likely to retain his place at Wrexham tonight, with Crosby on the bench again. Cullip is still out with a hamstring strain.

"I was happy with Matt's performance against Southampton," said Adams. "I thought he looked slightly ring rusty towards the end, but we got a little bit ragged chasing the game."

Robbie Pethick and spare goalkeeper Will Packham have been added to the squad which travelled to North Wales last night.

A first away victory of the season will take Albion to the Second Division summit, at least for a few hours. They could be anywhere from top to 14th, depending on the results of tonight's and tomorrow's matches.

Albion were in the same situation at Northampton a fortnight ago when they lost 2-0. The Wrexham fixture, brought forward to avoid a clash with racing at Bangor, gives them another chance to be a jump ahead of their rivals.

"We like night games at Withdean," Adams said. "Away from home we lost the last one on a Friday night, so we are going to have to get used to it. There is that incentive again of going top, but we are not talking about that this time like we did last time, because it ends up smacking you in the face.

"We have just lost a game against a Premiership side and people might make more of that than I have. If you read the Southampton papers they must have thought they were playing Real Madrid. We have a habit of bouncing back. Can we bounce back again?"