DEAN KEATES says his first new signing of the January transfer window is imminent.

Keates is looking for fresh faces to give Wrexham’s battle against relegation a boost, with Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Aldershot leaving the 20th placed Reds just two points above the drop zone.

As well as adding to his squad, Keates expects more players to follow loan duo Mark Harris and Ben Tollitt in leaving The Racecourse before Wrexham’s next game against Woking on January 18.

“We have got two weeks now,” said Keates. “I would expect one or two to go out the door over the next few weeks and a couple more to come in.

“There are one or two not too far. I would like to think that maybe we get one in early part of this week and all being well we can get a few more to follow.

“What happens over the next few weeks needs to be done for the football club to go forward.

“It has been a long hard six months of the season from window to window and now we need to freshen it up.

“Get some new players into the club that the fans can buy into and freshen the place up.”

Harris and Tollitt have returned to parent clubs Cardiff and Blackpool respectively and Keates is looking to replace the attackers.

“We will look at our options and a bit more pace and a bit more dynamic into the team," said Keates.

“Somebody who is going to come in and create opportunities for their team-mates.”

Wrexham were booed off after producing a woeful performance against Aldershot who should have won by a bigger margin.

There is no game this weekend because the Reds have been knocked out of the FA Trophy and Keates added: “It is a hard one to take because we can’t put it right, we have got to wait two weeks.

“I said to the players, it is not good enough where this football club wants to be."