DEAN KEATES is keeping his fingers crossed it is a case of all systems go and Wrexham play their first game of 2021 against Dover Athletic at The Racecourse on Saturday.

The last two fixtures were postponed because of two positive Covid-19 tests in the Reds camp, with Keates' side last in action when they lost 2-0 at Stockport on December 28.

Dover, who have played the fewest amount of games in the division because of the coronavirus pandemic, are due to host Boreham Wood this evening and with the Wrexham players reporting back for training today after self isolating, Keates is optimistic there will be a match this weekend.

"We are all fully recovered from what has happened inside our camp and Dover have got a game tonight," said Keates.

"The times that we live in, it could be 2.55pm and a game could get called off.

"But we are back in training today and we will get ourselves ready for the weekend."

The festive period double header against Macclesfield was shelved after the Silkmen were wound-up before the season kicked off and Keates admits even the final game of the year at Stockport was in doubt.

"These are strange times," added Keates.

"Even the Stockport game could have been touch and go, and may not have happened from our side because we had so many players in isolation leading up to it.

"We got it on because we thought we needed a game and if Stockport wasn't on, it would have been over a month without playing a league game, although the performance wasn't good enough.

"It is now three weeks without a game but there is nothing you can do about it.

"You prepare for your next game and all being well it goes ahead."