DEAN KEATES admits he would be "surprised" if the suspension of the National League season was not extended.

The National League campaign has been halted until April 3 at the earliest because of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the Premier League and EFL have delayed resuming their seasons until April 30 at the earliest, and an update on the situation for National League clubs is expected following a meeting today.

But Keates does not expect Wrexham, battling to avoid relegation from the fifth tier, to resume playing at the start of next month.

"I imagine we will find out more information regarding our division," said Keates.

"Without trying to read between the lines, with what is coming out from the Government and the possibility of the whole country going into lockdown shortly, I would be surprised if our league starts up again on April 3.

"Everybody loves football, it is probably the world's biggest sport, but this is way more important than football.

"Everybody just needs to be safe and as healthy as possible, and looking after their nearest and dearest."

The Reds' first-team squad have been issued with strict training regimes and monitoring provision to complete training at their home locations until tomorrow.

Keates will await news from the National League before deciding if the players will report back to The Racecourse for training.

"If we are told to go into lockdown, it is taken out of my hands," said Keates.

"We will wait and see if that happens, and see what statement comes out from the league after their meeting.

"It is a decision I will have to make and I will have a chat with the people at the football club above me, and we will come up with another plan and other options.

"But as it stands at the moment, we are looking to get the lads back in tomorrow and go from there."

Three Wrexham players self-isolated after showing symptoms of the pandemic but Keates revealed the trio are all fighting-fit.

"I am in touch with the lads who went down with it on a day-to-day basis and two of them are absolutely fine now," added Keates, who reported no fresh cases.

"They have joined in the fitness programme that has been put in place. The other one has been resting but I expect him to jump on it today as well."