DEAN KEATES revealed that an agreement has been reached to extend Omari Patrick's loan spell at Wrexham for another month.

The 23-year-old has been a revelation since joining the Reds from Bradford City in November.

Having already impressed on the left-flank, Patrick switched into attack for the last two league games and he scored three times as Wrexham registered 2-0 wins against Eastleigh and Solihull to give the fight against relegation a boost.

Keates said: "As it stands it is all agreed so we expect it to just kick straight back in.

"It has been agreed between the two clubs so he will be here for another month and then we will review it again.

"Bradford are happy with the progress he has made and he is getting minutes.

"He is not our player but we are helping them and they are helping us. Both clubs are happy with how it has gone."

Keates has been delighted with the impact made by Patrick who was out of favour at the League Two Bantams.

"Omari has done well," said Keates.

"Just before he got the goals, he came on against Yeovil and you could see what he is about.

"He has adapted to a different formation and got a couple of goals which has given him confidence.

"It has been a good loan. Some work, some don't, but this one has worked."

On-loan right-back Tyler Reid has also had his loan from Swindon Town extended.

Reid suffered a thigh injury on his debut in the 3-3 draw with Yeovil on November 23 but made his comeback in Saturday's 4-0 FA Trophy first round defeat at Halifax and will stay on at The Racecourse for another month.

"Swindon have been good enough to extend Tyler's loan," said Keates.

"It was disappointing he got injured but he got some minutes against Halifax and he will be competing for a position over the next five or six games we have got coming up."

Wrexham play five huge games in the space of a fortnight over the festive period against teams in and around the fourth bottom Reds who are one point adrift of National League safety.

First up is Saturday's match against 19th placed Sutton United on the 4G pitch at Gander Green Lane and Wrexham are preparing for the clash by training on an artificial playing surface.

"It is something that you know is coming up so you take the right measures and prepare for it properly so we have trained on it all week and it has gone well," said Keates.

"There are four or five of them in the division now.

"I think you would rather play on the 4G than a complete mud-heap and not be able to move the ball on it.

"Am I for them? No. It is what it is and we will go about it the right way.

"We have prepared right for it so we will go down there and give the best account we can of ourselves for the football club and all being well we will come back with a valuable three points."

Midfielder Luke Summerfield has returned to training following an injury leaving Keates with a near-full strength squad.

"As it stands now near enough everybody is fit and competing for positions," said Keates. "There is only Manny Smith who isn't available for us at the moment.

"We have got a bit of depth in the squad now so going into a busy period there is competition for places."