Keates hop­ing for Hol­royd boost

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WREX­HAM man­ager Dean Keates is hop­ing the re­turn from in­jury of striker Chris Hol­royd will im­prove his side’s fire­power at home to strug­gling Guise­ley to­day (3pm).

The ex-Mac­cles­field front man, who dis­lo­cated his shoul­der while play­ing against his for­mer club on the open­ing day of the sea­son, was a sec­ond-half sub­sti­tute in Tues­day night’s 0-0 Race­course stale­mate with Hartle­pool United.

The re­sult, hard on the heels of last week­end’s goal­less draw at Torquay United, cost Wrex­ham the chance to go top of the Na­tional League, but Keates isn’t con­cerned just yet.

“Ob­vi­ously it’s dis­ap­point­ing to have fired blanks in two suc­ces­sive games be­cause it’s cost us max­i­mum points,” he said.

“But we’ll be look­ing to rec­tify that by pick­ing up all three points against Guise­ley.

“There’s no need to panic at all be­cause if you look at last Satur­day at Torquay we were the more ca­pa­ble team and, on an­other day, we’d have taken our chances.

“Against Hartle­pool we enough.”

Even though a fit Hol­royd will pro­vide Keates with a fresh op­tion, the Dragons’ boss has not ruled out the prospect of adding fur­ther to his squad.

“We’re still look­ing,” added Keates. didn’t cre­ate

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