THE FA Cup still hasn’t lost any of its magic in Dean Keates’ eyes.

Challenging for promotion remains the priority in Wrexham’s 13th season in non-league but the attention turns to the famous cup competition when the Reds visit Solihull Moors for Saturday’s fourth qualifying round tie.

Wrexham go into the game on the back of two disappointing defeats against Maidenhead and Wealdstone who both went into the game sitting bottom of the National League.

Valuable points aren’t up for grabs this weekend but Keates knows it is a chance to bounce back by winning in the cup and take a step closer to drawing a Premier League club

“It is a massive game for us and we want to get back to winning ways, and make sure we are in the next round,” said Keates.

“The FA Cup is a good distraction, it can give you a lot of positivity and another avenue of getting the club’s profile out there.

“We are disappointed with the previous two results and we want to get back to winning ways.

“We need to make sure we get a reaction and do ourselves justice for this football club, and get through to the next round of the FA Cup.

“Our next game is the most important one and it is the FA Cup.”

Wrexham have written their share of FA Cup headlines over the years with famous giantkilling acts and Keates wants his side to get in on the act, although he isn’t getting carried away and is focussed on Solihull.

“There is a vast history for the football club regarding the FA Cup,” said Keates.

“These players want to play their part and write their own chapter in the club’s history.

“It will be a bit different this year but as prestige goes, it is still a massive opportunity for us to progress, and bring extra income into the football club.

“All being well we can get through a few rounds and play one of the bigger teams.

“Solihull are our next opponents and we have got to get past them to earn the right to be able to go further in the competition.”

The teams met in the league just over a fortnight ago, Wrexham squandering numerous chances before Solihull scored the only goal from a set-piece.

Keates is looking for his side to give another good account of themselves.

“They have had a good little run since our game and had some positive results,” said Keates.

“The FA Cup is a one-off game. Three points aren’t up for grabs, it is getting in the next round.

“We know what they are about, we want to go there and put our game onto them and I have no doubt it will be a good game again.”