DEAN KEATES says Wrexham are below his opening 10 games points-target heading into tonight’s home game with Altrincham.

Wrexham go into the fixture with 17 points from a possible 30 and Saturday's 1-1 draw with Bromley extended the unbeaten run to five games, taking the Reds up to fourth in the National League.

Keates is pleased with the reaction since his side suffered two successive league defeats.

"We are 10 games into it and we are a couple of points down on where we feel we want to be which is disappointing," said Keates.

"But it has been stop-start. We have picked up a few niggles, had a Covid break, lost two games on the bounce and had a great reaction of the back of that.

"It is going to be like that over the course of the season."

Altrincham, promoted via the National League North play-offs last term, sit 10th after beating high-flying Maidenhead at the weekend and Keates is expecting the Robins to go all out for three points. "Altrincham have an expansive way of playing and they will come here trying to win a football match," said Keates.

"Most of the teams that have come up this season have come up with that philosophy and identity that they are trying to do; go out there and gain as many points as you can and as quick as you can.

"Altrincham have had some decent results, they beat Maidenhead who are up there challenging, so we have got be at our best to get three points but I know it will be a difficult game.

"We are at home so we have to go out there and make sure we do our best to try and get three points."

Keates added: "There are no easy games.

"What will be a bit different is the physicality probably won't be at the level of severity that we came under in the previous two games against Sutton and Bromley.

"Altrincham are very different in their approach."