DEAN KEATES says it is “great” that Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are taking a big interest in Wrexham’s National League games.

The Hollywood stars are looking to take control of Wrexham and both watched the live stream of the 2-1 opening day home victory over Boreham Wood on Saturday.

McElhenney was also in-front of his laptop to see the Reds lose 1-0 at Solihull Moors on Tuesday and Keates says it shows that the duo are genuine about becoming owners at The Racecourse, although he is fully focussed on events on the pitch.

“It is great that they are showing a vested interest and it is not a publicity stunt,” said Keates.

“What happens over the next few weeks goes above me.

“Us as a group can only affect what we can do and I’m sure if Rob would have watched, he would have seen the lads gave everything again for the football club.

“The most important name on the top is the badge on the front and not the name on the back, that has been drilled into them from day one and they are showing that.”

When asked whether it has given him and the players a boost that the duo are publicly acknowledging they are watching the Wrexham games, Keates added: “I don’t want to be disrespectful to anybody, we can only control the controllables and that is the football side.

“Us as a group are just dealing with what we are coming up against with the next opposition.”

McElhenney described defeat against Solihull as “heartbreaking” on Twitter and Keates was frustrated Wrexham had nothing to show for their efforts at Damson Park

The Reds had the better chances but switched off from a corner early in the second half as Moors scored the only goal.

“We created more than enough chances and should have scored,” said Keates.

“We can’t rely on referees that don’t give you anything.

“I thought the lads were outstanding, they gave absolutely everything.

“We are massively disappointed on being undone by what this division is about, a set-play.

“That is the only chance that they had.

“Their lads defended for their lives. We kept going and created opportunities, we just need to be a bit more ruthless.”