DEAN KEATES has spoken about his decision to use Stansty as Wrexham's training base for the rest of the season.

The Reds began the season training at The Nine Acre site on Chester Road but have held sessions on the 3G pitch at The Rock - home of Cymru Premier outfit Cefn Druids - during the winter months.

But eager to return to the grass in the spring, Keates has decided to switch to Stansty, the home of Lex XI whose season hasn't started because of the coronavirus pandemic, for the run-in as Wrexham aim to maintain their promotion challenge.

"We want to get back on grass," said Keates.

"We have been training at Cefn Druids but it is getting to the point now where the weather is starting to dry out and we want to get back on grass.

"There has been no games at all this season at Lex because that level hasn't started, we had a discussion with them so this gives us an extra option on grass from now until the end of the season."

Keates added: "We trained at Nine Acre for the first half of the season.

"Lex is in a better state than Nine Acre but we will look at getting Nine Acre cut and ready to go there so we have got two options if we do get a vast amount of rain and Lex isn't trainable."

Wrexham, fifth in the National League after losing just once in 14 matches, continue their push for a top-seven finish at Notts County - the side immediately below them in the table - tomorrow.

His side are in good form but Keates has demanded for no let.

"We are in a decent place at the moment and the lads are doing well.

"We have got momentum but we have to make sure it continues, and make sure no complacency or any sloppiness kicks in."

The game is being shown live by BT Sport but Keates added: "It doesn't make any difference for us on that side.

"It is a different game, we have just got to go out there and play as we have done in every single game over the last 13 games."