DEAN KEATES admits there is one more area he would like to strengthen his squad ahead of Wrexham's crunch National League run-in.

Midfielder Kyle Barker has become the seventh new signing since the turn of the year with the 19-year-old joining the Reds on loan from Peterborough until the end of the season.

There are 12 games remaining in the battle against relegation and Keates is still seeking extra competition in an un-named position.

"I am still looking at a position that I still want to strengthen in the team," said Keates.

"I have got a couple of loans so we have to be mindful of that and how many can be involved in the matchday squad.

"It is about getting the right characters in and not just getting any kind of loan.

"We have to make sure that they take the group forward and push the players in the team, if not take their tops."

Barker, yet to play for Darren Ferguson's Peterborough in League One, has made three Football League Trophy starts for the Posh and came on as a substitute in January's 4-2 FA Cup third round defeat at Burnley.

Keates says Barker will be in the squad for Saturday's clash at Bromley.

"Kyle joined in training yesterday and he will be part of the group going forward into the weekend," said Keates.

"He has made a few appearances at Peterborough, he played in the FA Cup at Burnley and is held in high regard.

"We are quite strong in that position but he is a little bit different to what we have got in our changing room.

"He is a ball-playing midfield player and I just think going forward for the rest of the season, he will be able to offer us something different in the middle of the park."