DEAN KEATES wants more new signings to help boost Wrexham's fortunes but the Reds boss insists he is not facing a "total rebuild" of his squad.

Keates has returned to The Racecourse for a second spell as manager and Wrexham are currently in the relegation zone after winning just once in 13 National League outings.

Right-back James Horsfield has arrived on loan from Scunthorpe United and other fresh faces are set to follow.

"I don't envisage it being a total rebuild but I would like a few more bodies," said Keates.

"There is talent in the squad but I want to add a couple.

"They will help drag out the talent that is already in there.

"Players have to step up then and extra bodies coming in gives competition for places."

Keates has been told there are funds in place to strengthen his squad, although he won't bring players in for the sake of it.

"I was with the board on Thursday night and funds have been made available," said Keates.

"I need to make sure they are the right characters first and foremost that can slot into the changing room and make a difference, but it is also slotting into the team.

"There is no point in just collecting bodies, they need to be ones that can go into the first 11 and add competition."

Players are also set to exit The Racecourse with Keates adding: "That is football.

"Managers change, people come in and personnel change."