DEAN KEATES believes 50 points will guarantee National League safety.

Wrexham, 17th in the table and four points above the drop zone after winning their last two matches, are one of a number of teams battling against relegation.

The Reds currently have 38 points and with 14 games to go, starting with tomorrow's home game against fellow strugglers Dagenham and Redbridge, Keates wants to continue edging closer to the tally that he believes will see his side playing in the fifth tier for a 13th season in 2020-21.

"It is congested down there but we just need to keep picking up points and worry about ourselves," said Keates.

"If you hit around the 50 point mark you are going to be safe.

"We just need to pick up as many points as we can.

"We have had two really good results lately and we are looking to add a third.

"Consistency has been okay, it has been win, lose, win, lose backed up by two wins so on the form guide we are in an okay position, but we want to be better.

"All being well we can go out and put in a performance and get a result at the weekend, and that is three wins on the bounce."

Wrexham are nine points adrift of the play-offs but Keates refuses to talk about a late push for a top-seven finish.

"The aspirations for us are to finish the season as strong as we can," said Keates."Wherever that is will be.

"I am not looking above, I am not looking below, all I am interested in is the predicament we are in; we have to go out there each week and put in the performances because if we do that and the work rate is there, we will pick up points.

"That was proven at the weekend."