"SOMETHING has got to give some time" is Dean Keates' philosophy as Wrexham attempt to register a first ever win on a 3G pitch.

Wrexham are back on the artificial playing surface tomorrow when the Reds continue their battle to avoid relegation against in-form Harrogate Town at Wetherby Road.

Despite securing a deserved 3-0 home win against Woking last weekend, Wrexham head to Yorkshire as underdogs with Harrogate going into the game on the back of six successive wins and sitting second in the National League.

The Reds, as usual, have warmed up for the game by training on artificial turf but Keates says the type of playing surface should be irrelevant when the game starts.

"It is going to be a difficult game for us, Harrogate are absolutely flying and we have got the monkey on our back that we have never won on 4G," said Keates.

"Something has got to give some time so why not this weekend. We were confident going down to Sutton so this might be the game that we get the victory on 4G.

"When the players cross that white line, they have to put in a performance. It doesn't matter what surface you are on.

"They have to put in the work rate, effort, passion and desire, the basic fundamental things.

"For me the pitch is irrelevant, it is mentality.

"You do your warm-up, start preparing and get used to it; we have trained on it all week.

"You cross that white line at 3pm and it is 11 v 11."