Wrexham: Dean Keates and Theo Bailey-Jones return to training

Theo Bailey-Jones
Theo Bailey-Jones spent a loan spell with Colwyn Bay last season

Midfielder Dean Keates and winger Theo Bailey-Jones have resumed full training with Wrexham and could feature over the Christmas period.

Club captain Keates, 36, has been hampered by a hamstring injury this season, restricting him to only nine appearances.

Bailey-Jones, 20, broke a metatarsal during training in October but has returned to training ahead of schedule.

"There's a possibility [they'll play] if needed," manager Kevin Wilkin said,

"We need to take a view on how they come out of these training sessions and how they are

"Clearly they'll be in need of games and pitch time so we need to be mindful of that and making sure we're doing our best to give us as much as we possibly can.

"That needs to be measured and planned and taken a view in the right way."

Wrexham are away to Southport in the Conference on Boxing Day and host Forest Green Rovers on Sunday, 28 December.

Wilkin has added Carl Darlington to his backroom team with The New Saints head coach joining as first team coach.

"I'm delighted to have him on board and very much looking forward to working with him," Wilkin added.

"I've been impressed by what Carl has to offer and what I think he can offer to the club

"He's a local guy that understands what the football club is all about. I think he will enhance all the positives we've got here."

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