WREXHAM’S footballing free-fall is continuing both on and off the pitch.

Defeat at Ebbsfleet tomorrow could see the Reds slump to the bottom of the National League and even the most diehard Wrexham fans fear the worst for the club.

A Red and White Army of more than 1,500 fans headed to Notts County in the first month of the season but apathy has sunk in since.

Many vowed not to the return to The Racecourse during the ill-fated Bryan Hughes reign and following the re-appointment of Dean Keates as manager - and those threats are being carried out as crowds have fallen by more than 2,000 since the first month of the season.

In August, the average Racecourse gate for the four home league games was a table-topping 5,442.

That figure alarmingly fell to 3,706 in September and now the average stands at 3,331 - a 2,111 drop.

Performances on the field have certainly done nothing to keep the loyal supporters spending their hard earned money following the Reds.

Hughes was derided for results this season, but his 0.91 points per game from his 12 matches in charge is better than predecessor Keates' record of 0.71 from seven outings.

And Hughes had Wrexham scoring 1.3 goals per game with 16 in total, the only blank being the 1-0 defeat at Aldershot, while Keates' Reds have managed just six in seven outings at an average of 0.85 per game.

Under Keates, Wrexham have failed to score in three of their seven matches, although he has managed what Hughes didn't as the Reds struck three times in a game during the 3-3 draw with Yeovil.

Keates has brought the goals conceded per game average down however, Wrexham now leaking 1.2 over 90 minutes as opposed to 1.6 under Hughes as he attempted to instil a more expansive style of play.

Interestingly, half of Hughes' 12 games in charge were at The Racecourse, which yielded nine points from a possible 18, including victories over Barrow and Halifax.

Five of Keates' seven matches have been at home and have brought about six points from a possible 15 with just one victory against Bromley.

Turning that home form around will be vital for Keates and Wrexham given they've got the worst away record in the division by some distance.

Wrexham have managed just three draws from 10 away trips, two coming under Hughes at Notts County and Boreham Wood with the other presided over by caretaker boss Brian Flynn.