THE three Wrexham players told to self-isolate because of coronavirus concerns are “improving and feeling better”, and no more first-team squad members have showed symptoms of the pandemic.

Saturday’s game against National League leaders Barrow at Holker Street was postponed after one of the Reds’ players was taken ill.

Manager Dean Keates reported earlier this week that two more players showed symptoms and were also told to stay away from The Racecourse.

The whole squad is now following strict training regimes at their home locations until next Wednesday because of the coronavirus outbreak, and the first player taken ill has already joined in the programme.

“We had a couple of symptoms but no-one has been diagnosed with it and there have been no more,” said Keates.

“I am in constant dialogue with the players each day and the three cases that we have had, they are all improving and feeling better.

“The one from last week feels absolutely fine again and he has joined onto the fitness programme to keep himself ticking over.

“The one from over the weekend is feeling better so he will probably be back on board tomorrow and start the programme with the other players.

"It will probably be a bit longer with the third one as he was only Monday afternoon.”

The coronavirus outbreak has decimated the sporting schedule across the world but the National League decided on Friday to allow matches in its three divisions to proceed as planned at the weekend, although Wrexham’s trip to leaders Barrow was one of six fifth-tier matches postponed.

National League chiefs decided on Monday to follow the lead of the Premier League and English Football League by suspending its season until April 3 at the earliest.

Keates, whose side are battling to avoid relegation from the fifth tier and have nine games let to play, says it was the correct decision.

“I understand why the league tried to carry on but it is completely and utterly the right call,” said Keates.

“Now it is just a case of waiting again to see what happens over the next few days, as everybody in the whole country is.”