JAMES HORSFIELD has come on board to help revive Wrexham's season and the right-back was delighted to play his part in the goal which earned his side a replay against Chesterfield.

Horsfield has joined on an initial one month loan deal from Scunthorpe United and he was handed a starting place in Saturday's FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie at The Proact Stadium.

Former Wrexham striker Mike Fondop gave the hosts an early lead but the Reds equalised through top scorer Bobby Grant who slotted home Devonte Redmond's cross after the substitute was played in by Horsfield.

The teams will meet for a third time in eight days in tomorrow night's replay at The Racecourse and Horsfield is hoping to help secure a place in the first round of the competition before focussing on improving the struggling Reds' lowly league position.

"I wanted to leave Scunthorpe and play some games," said Horsfield.

"There was interest from Wrexham, it is a massive club and I buzzing to be here.

"The gaffer has shown some trust in me and put me in the team so that is brilliant.

"I enjoyed it and it was really good to be back out on the pitch.

"Hopefully I can help get some results. Results haven't been going their way but hopefully we can change that and climb the ladder.

"I can see they are good players here. I only trained on Friday and played on Saturday so I am still getting to know everyone but they seem like a top set of lads."

Horsfield showed a willingness to support attacks and he was pleased to have a hand in the goal.

"I just tried to get up the pitch as much as I could and help with the attacks," said Horsfield.

"Devonte came on and did really well. He showed a bit of a spark.

"I got him in down the right, he whipped it in and it was a good goal.

"Hopefully we can turn them over at our place."

Keates' triple substitution on the hour mark proved to be inspired as Redmond set up Grant for his seventh goal of the season just minutes after coming off the bench.

Redmond was a regular starter at the begging of the season but has found chances limited recently and Keates admits the midfielder has given him food for thought

"He has come in, he is a lad who has got undoubted quality and he has got to start producing now," said Keates.

"Him coming on and playing like that gives me something to go forward."

Chesterfield took the lead through Fondop after Shaun Pearson misjudged a long ball forward.

But Pearson made two vital second half blocks - the second from ex-Reds striker Anthony Spyrou who had an open goal at his mercy - and Keates refused to criticise his captain for his mistake.

"He has held his hands up straight away, it is early on in the game, the ball has been dropped into the left channel, Shaun has got there first, he has to deal with it, he has tried to bring it down but miscontrolled it," said Keates.

"It is a mistake, he is an honest pro, a good pro and held his hands up straight away. For me the worst case scenario he needs to head it out for a thrown in, he has tried to bring it down and miscontrolled it."

On Pearson's stunning late block, Keates added: "There was a bit of a mix up, he got himself back in and blocked one, and has paid his dues on that side."