No doom and gloom at Wrexham says skipper Dean Keates

Dean Keates

Wrexham captain Dean Keates has put the club's position into context following Saturday's home defeat to Forest Green.

The second-placed Dragons will look to bounce back at Darlington on Tuesday after the 2-1 loss at the Racecourse.

Wrexham are still chasing a Conference play-off spot despite financial uncertainty earlier in the season.

"It's not all doom and gloom. Doom and gloom was in July when we didn't know whether we were going to have jobs." said Keates.

"The fans have been great and have stuck with us, and all we can hope to do is repay them come the end of the season.

"There is no doom and gloom. We will go into the [remaining] games picking up as many points as we can. Hopefully we can pick up eight wins and go from there."

Wrexham have seven wins in their last nine and are nine points behind leaders Fleetwood in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

But the Welsh club, who had been on the brink of collapse before a fans' takeover in December, have two games in hand and also have to play visit the top club in April.

If the automatic promotion spot eludes them, Wrexham are very well placed to fall back on one of the four play-off places, currently 22 points ahead York City in sixth.

But Keates stressed: "No one has mentioned the play-offs. We have lost a football match - we just need to bounce back and go again.

"We were gutted after the [Forest Green] game but we have got to get with it. We will just go again and get back on a good run.

"We have no pressure on us to be fair. It has got a little bit harder but it's all there still to play for.

"They are a club a bit all over the shop themselves Darlington. So We can sympathise where they have been and how their players feel at what happened at this club at the beginning of the season.

"But we have go there with a ruthless streak and go there and look to get the three points, but they are fighting for the three points as much as we are."