DEAN KEATES will appeal against a charge of aggressive behaviour following his red card in the 2-2 draw with Eastleigh.

Players and staff from both teams were involved in a pitch-side brawl after Reds' boss Keates and Eastleigh striker Ben House squared up to each other towards the end of the Racecourse clash on March 16.

Keates and Spitfires assistant manager Jason Bristow were sent off by referee Louis Smith, but none of the players were carded in the incident.

After speaking with Smith, Keates was told he was shown a card for delaying a throw-in - which was Wrexham's!

Having now been charged by the Welsh FA, Keates, who could be handed a touchline ban and fine if found guilty, is appealing against the charge.

But he revealed that the reason for his dismissal is different in the referee's report sent to the FA.

"A charge has come through and it is something we will appeal," said Keates. "It will go in today.

"We will put our case across regarding the sending off and the charge that I am being looking at being done for.

"Then I imagine it will go to a hearing so we will wait and see how it all plays out.

"But the report that has been put in is different to what was said to me after the game.

"The referee said at the time what I was sent off for and there were witnesses.

"There were four people in the corridor and the two assistances were not two of those people.

"If you include the two assistants and the fourth official, there are seven people that have heard him say what he has sent me off for, and now he has changed."