DEAN KEATES is demanding better finishing from his players.

The inconsistent Reds have taken six points from their opening four games of the National League season, wins over Boreham Wood and Yeovil offset by defeats against Solihull Moors and Maidenhead United.

Wrexham missed a host of chances in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Magpies, who arrived at The Racecourse pointless and bottom of the table.

Keates, who takes his new-look side to newly promoted Wealdstone on Saturday, admits being more ruthless in front of goal can lead to the Reds going on the winning run he wants.

"After Solihull, we got the reaction the following game at Yeovil so we go again this weekend," said Keates.

"We have got to get that consistency where we go win, win, win; get three or four wins on the bounce.

"We are only four games into the season and it is a 44-game season now so we have just started.

"There are going to be ups, there are going to be downs, this is the roller-coaster of the National League and especially what we do as Wrexham Football Club.

"We have got to find a level of consistency. I feel we should be at least three wins and one draw out of the the four games, if not four wins.

"We have had the opportunities to score and we have nullified the opposition down to one if not two chances in every single game that we have played.

"On that side, there are positives. We have just got to make sure that we are doing our side and that is taking our chances when we create them.

"The players know that if they get an opportunity, they have to do better in that 18 yard box."