WREXHAM’S bid to put together a promotion winning squad could be restricted by a salary cap.

There is work to be done in the transfer marker this summer for Reds boss Dean Keates, who has just seven players - Shaun Pearson, Rob Lainton, Jay Harris, Dan Jarvis, Bobby Grant, Devonte Redmond and Luke Young - under contract for the 2020/21 season.

And his attempts to lure new players to The Racecourse could be hindered with 12 National League clubs proposing a salary cap of £900,000.

At the start of the 2019/20, Bryan Hughes was working with a £1,256,900 playing budget as revealed by the Reds in a question and answer session with the club’s operational board back in December last year.

The 12 teams are also looking to place a £600,00 cap on National League North and South teams, including Chester, with the working group looking to introduce the rule via a vote at the league AGM next month.

Meanwhile, with speculation surrounding a potential September restart, the Football Association has lodged a proposal with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to allow fans at non-league.

Plans are being overseen by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority who advise the Government, with clubs receiving a draft guidance of what is needed for fans to attend matches.

Striker Scott Quigley is sorry to see John Rooney leave Barrow AFC after the goalscoring midfielder’s departure to Stockport County.

Former Wrexham loan man Quigley was the National League’s top scorer in the season just finished after finding the net 20 times, although his tally was matched in all competitions by Rooney, who enjoyed a sensational campaign just behind the Bluebirds’ front man.

Together, it was their goals that really fired the Bluebirds towards promotion from the National League, and new manager David Dunn will be hoping the signing of Luke James will go some way towards replacing the attacking threat that was lost when ex-Wrexham and Chester playmaker Rooney signed a three-year contract with the Hatters last week.

Quigley, who recently agreed a new three-year deal of his own with Barrow, said: “I’m gutted he’s gone, to be fair.

“I was really close to him, through travelling with him and speaking to him daily.

“There have probably been things that have been said that I can’t speak about but, personally, for someone like that, they should have tried a bit harder to keep him.

“But it’s hard to turn down Stockport, who you can’t deny are a big club and they’re going to be knocking on the door to come into this league [League Two].

“It’s obviously close to his home and you can’t really turn down a three-year deal, especially as he’s 29, but I’m just gutted he’s gone.”