DEAN KEATES hopes being underdogs against leaders Bromley at The Racecourse tomorrow will work in Wrexham's favour.

Despite producing a much improved performance at Torquay in midweek, the third from bottom Reds lost 1-0 and are now three points adrift of National League safety.

With just one win in 15 games, facing the table-topping Ravens is a challenge Wrexham could do without but Keates doesn't see it like that.

"As a football club we are not where we want to be," said Keates.

"We want to be at the top end of the table and we have to go and get something this weekend.

"We are at home and we have to make sure we get some points, and start turning the corner.

"We are at home and we are the underdog if you look at the league table and the form table, so that is something that can be in our favour."

More than 130 supporters made the long trek to Torquay and Keates feels fans will be buoyed by what they saw but he admits Wrexham need a repeat of that performance against Bromley, with a positive outcome.

"The fans want to see that commitment and desire, and I will make sure that turns up again tomorrow," said Keates.

"I will do my best to make sure the lads go out there and give the fans everything, and all being well we can get three points."

Keates remains hopeful of adding to his squad to give Wrexham a boost in the fight against relegation.

"It is not what we wanted but we have to take the positives out of it and that is the performance," said Keates.

"But it needs to turn and it needs to turn quick.

"Whether that is adding one or two more bodies, that will probably be the case.

"It is a case of making more phone calls and if the right ones become available.

"I don't need extra players to bolster the squad, I want somebody who can go straight into the starting XI."

Keates is hopeful that injured duo Shaun Pearson and JJ Hooper will be available.

"They trained with on on Monday but it was a couple of days too early for them," said Keates.

"I am optimistic they will be ready for the weekend."