DEAN KEATES sees potential in Dawid Szczepaniak and the Wrexham goalkeeper is set to continue his development by going out on loan when the 2020-21 campaign kicks off.

The 20-year-old Polish-born stopper, who arrived at The Racecourse last summer following spells with Morecambe and Airbus, has penned a new one-year deal.

During his first season with the Reds, Szczepaniak made one senior appearance, saving a penalty in the Scottish Challenge Cup third round shoot-out victory against Ayr United.

Third choice behind Rob Lainton and Christian Dibble, Szczepaniak went on to have a brief loan spell with Cymru Premier outfit Cefn Druids.

Keates believes Szczepaniak has got a lot of promise and believes more game-time during another loan stint will only benefit the goalkeeper.

"Dawid is still very young in terms of age and in goalkeeping development, he is young on that side," said Keates.

"Goalkeepers develop a lot later than outfield players.

"Dawid is a good character with a great attitude and the lads think a lot of him.

"I am glad to get it done and he is somebody that we will look at getting out as soon as we can to go and play men's football.