WREXHAM boss Dean Keates insists togetherness and everyone pulling in the same direction is just as important as money in pursuit of success.

The 2020-21 National League campaign is set to start on October 3 and Keates currently has seven players - Shaun Pearson, Luke Young, Bobby Grant, Rob Lainton, Devonte Redmond, Jay Harris and Daniel Jarvis - under contract with no new signings yet to arrive at The Racecourse this summer.

Big-spending Stockport, in comparison, have been very active in the transfer market with defender James Jennings opting against waiting to hold contract talks with Keates in favour of heading to Edgeley Park, where he has been joined by fellow ex-Reds in the shape of brother Connor, John Rooney and Alex Reid.

Stockport's recruitment will make them one of the favourites for promotion but Keates says money doesn't guarantee success and other factors are just as important.

"There is no point on me commenting on other clubs," said Keates.

"Stockport are in a position where they have been able to go out and do a lot of business early.

"They have been through hard times but somebody has come in and they are putting the money up.

"That isn't us, that is not what we are all about, but just because you put money in doesn't mean you are going to walk the league.

"That is not a dig at Stockport at all, that is just fact. You have seen Leicester win the League and Wycombe won promotion last season in League One with probably the smallest budget in the division.

"With a group that is together, united and everybody pulling in the same direction from the players to the supporters, you can be formidable opposition for teams and that is something that we need to look at and make sure we have got this season."