Wrexham: 'We are in a relegation battle' says boss Dean Keates

Dean Keates
Dean Keates played over 150 games for Wrexham between 2010-2015

Wrexham boss Dean Keates says the Welsh club are 'already' in a relegation battle in the National League.

The Dragons are eight points outside the drop zone, but have won only two of their last ten, with Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Sutton a third loss in a row.

"Nobody wants to be in a dog fight, but we aren't going to be dragged into it, we are already in it," Keates told BBC Radio Wales Sport.

"The players need to realise it. It is now more about character than ability."

Keates, who succeeded Gary Mills in October, says the club's position of 15th in the National League is unacceptable.

"The situation we are in, we are looking over our shoulder," he said.

"This football club shouldn't be where it is in the league and we are all responsible for it. We need players to roll their sleeves up."

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