DEAN KEATES has revealed that three Wrexham players are in self-isolation amid coronavirus concerns.

Saturday's game against National League leaders Barrow at Holker Street was postponed after one of the Reds' first-team players showed symptoms of the pandemic.

Keates says that two more members of his Reds' first-team squad have now been told to stay away from The Racecourse, although none of the trio have been tested for coronavirus.

"There have been a couple of cases of coughs and sore throats, and three players now have shown symptoms," said Keates.

"They are not confirmed cases but we have told the players to stay away and to self-isolate for seven days.

"We are taking it day to day and seeing how the players are.

"We have put things in place with the players and the club doctor has been in."

Keates admitted that he was surprised that National League chiefs opted against suspending fixtures.

The coronavirus outbreak has decimated the sporting schedule both at home and abroad, with the Premier League and English Football League halted until April 3, "subject to medical advice and conditions at the time".

However, the National League decided on Friday to allow matches in its three divisions to proceed as planned at the weekend, although Wrexham's trip to leaders Barrow was one of six fifth-tier matches postponed.

Keates admits this Saturday's clash against high-flying Boreham Wood at The Racecourse is a doubt and he is waiting for an update from the League on whether they plan to suspend matches.

"We will have to wait and see whether the game goes ahead," said Keates.

"Nothing has changed, we are preparing for the game as normal but Boreham Wood's game was off on Saturday and their game on Tuesday night is also postponed.

"I expect more confirmation from the league this week so we will just have to wait and see.

"We will be advised accordingly and we will see how things develop by the hour, day or week.

"But I would say it is highly unlikely whether the game will go ahead on Saturday, although we are preparing as if it is on."