WREXHAM won't get their Boxing Day football-fix but Dean Keates says it will be "all systems go" when the Reds return to league action against Stockport on Monday.

There is no game on Saturday because scheduled opponents Macclesfield were wound-up before the 2020-21 National League season kicked off so Wrexham, who were also due to face the Silkmen on January 2, have a reduced fixture schedule over the festive period.

"You would rather be playing but it is taken out of our hands," said Keates.

"You feel sorry for Macclesfield what has happened to the football club," said Keates.

"Ultimately, the people affected more than anybody are the fans.

"You wish them all the best with the phoenix club that is going to come again."

Keates, who has switched to a 3-5-2 formation for the last two games, says the Reds will be busy working hard on the training ground ahead of Monday's trip to Edgeley Park.

"We have got a lot of time training-wise to go and eradicate the mistakes we have made over the last two games," added Keates.

"It is a new shape we have put on them so I will look back at the two games and see where we can be better in possession going forward and anything defensively we can work on."

Wrexham came from behind to win 3-2 in their last league game against Weymouth but Keates made wholesale changes for Saturday's FA Trophy third round tie with Leamington and the Reds lost 6-5 on penalties after playing out a goalless draw.

But Keates says his players will be raring to go against Stockport, one of the favourites for promotion.

"I am not playing the Trophy down at all but I believe the team out there was more than capable of getting through," added Keates.

"We didn't create as much as we wanted to, we had a couple of half opportunities but we didn't take them which seems to be the story of the season so far.

"You go to the lottery of the penalty shoot-out and give their goalkeeper credit, he made two good saves.

"Now the focus is back on the league. The club has always been about the league so it is all systems go and look forward to that, and build on the back end of the Weymouth result."