KEATES | It's a Work In Progress

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 27 Aug 2017

Dean Keates has said that Wrexham are still a 'work in progress' following a hard earned victory over Woking, but won't be dwelling on it with Boreham Wood on the horizon on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Dragons sealed a 1-0 Racecourse victory on Saturday with the gaffer pleased to have secured maximum points and a clean sheet.

"Ideally we’d have liked have converted a few more of the chances but we got the clean sheet and the three points" said Keates.

"I thought we created chances, at 1-0 down they were staying in the game and up until the 70th minute they starting to commit bodies forward and we had a lot of opportunities to pick them off but obviously we didn’t take them".

James Jennings scored his first Wrexham goal after nudging the ball over the line following Manny Smith's header, and at 1-0 the Dragons held on to record back-to-back wins at the Racecourse.

It now leaves Wrexham with three victories and three defeats for the campaign and in good stead going forward.

"When you look at the division we’re three points off the top of the league, it’s not been the start we wanted but I wouldn’t say it’s been a disaster, you can feel a bit of apprehension around the place, it’s never going to be an overnight and there’s still a lot of work in progress".

Wrexham made four changes going into the game whilst goalkeeper Christian Dibble made his home debut, having first featured in our 2-1 away loss to Maidstone United.

"It’s a squad game, we needed a bit of freshening up and they got the opportunity today and they’ve staked their claim going forward.

"Dibbs [Christian Dibble] was outstanding last week and he’s done really well against Woking, I think he had nothing to do in the first half, there was one cross-cum-shot where he’s moved his feet well and managed to get his hands to it, and in the second half he’s had a bit of pressure but didn’t have a shot to save".

Now Wrexham travel down south once again, this time to Meadow Park to face high-flying Boreham Wood in a packed bank holiday schedule, and preparation is key for Keates.

"It’s a mental side for the lads, you can’t be thinking of yourselves getting stiff and seizing up, we’ve had a good chat with them and we’re preparing right". 

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