DEAN KEATES is again down on numbers in training as Wrexham look to get back to winning ways in their first game of 2021.

The Reds' boss revealed that some players have been forced to isolate after coming into contact with people who have had coronavirus and are awaiting test results.

It was a similar situation ahead of Wrexham's last match at Stockport on December 28 where the home side scored twice in the opening 15 minutes of a one-sided first half and won 2-0.

But Keates, whose side have slipped to 15th in the National League, is hoping to welcome back bodies for training sessions ahead of Saturday's clash against Woking at The Racecourse.

"The first half performance was a massive disappointment at Stockport and there are no excuses for it," said Keates. "It was not an ideal situation with everything that was going on.

"We had players isolating leading up to the game and we are in that kind of predicament again, operating with half a squad again in training.

"There are a few symptoms around the place so we have had to isolate players and keep them away from the rest of the group while they are waiting for test results after coming into contact with people who have had it.

"It is not just us, it is happening up and down the country but it kneecaps you when your group is getting halved by the numbers for training.

"Hopefully the tests come back negative, we get everybody back in and we can start planning and preparing for the Woking game."