DEAN KEATES has warned out-of-favour players that they are falling further down the pecking order as he continues to add to his Wrexham squad and has urged them to consider moves elsewhere.

Attacking midfielders Davis Keillor-Dunn and Dan Jarvis, and striker Jordan Ponticelli, have already arrived at The Racecourse this month and Keates is looking to complete more signings before the January transfer window closes to give the relegation battle a boost.

Not ruling out another new recruit before Saturday's trip to high-flying Harrogate, Keates says that only lessens the chances of fringe players featuring in the Reds first team and has encouraged them to take up the chance of game-time elsewhere.

"We have got interest in a few more things, we will have to wait and see whether we can get them across the line," said Keates.

"I would like to say we can but you just never know in football.

"As for going out, nothing concrete yet.

"What has been brought to the table for our players, ultimately they have got a decision to make whether they want to go out and play football.

"We are looking at adding so they go further down the pecking order."

Keates is delighted with the arrival of Ponticelli, who has joined on loan from Coventry City until the end of the season, and has backed the 21-year-old to score goals.

"Jordan is someone I have looked at, I am well aware of his capabilities," said Keates.

"First half of the season he had a bit of a failed loan and not got as many games as he wants.

"He has gone back and played a couple of games for Coventry under 23s so he is ready for the challenge ahead, and to get himself going as well.

"One thing about the kid is he can score goals and he works hard; he will offer something a little bit different to what we have got, and will be competition for the other centre-forwards in the changing room.

"It is only good for us and good for the lad.

"He is raring to go and over the next 15 games, he wants to contribute to us and ultimately help himself."