January – a key month for Wrexham Football Club

Wrexham manager Dean Keates has noted there will be changes to the squad during the January transfer window. Some things I think he needs to do:

  • Loan in fresh, talented players full of potential
  • Loan out some fringe players eg. Anthony Barry, for more matches to be on top form at the business end of the season.

If I’m being totally honest, I believe the board took too long in sacking Gary Mills. He should’ve gone before he was axed. Bringing in a club legend in Keates has been a very wise decision. Some may argue that things could go wrong as this is his first managerial spell – but, for his future, it will be a fantastic experience.

Now we are deep in a relegation battle ourselves. It was a massive relief in seeing the team beat Southport on Boxing Day. I understand there were vast improvements in our play – but at the end of the day, the three points is all that matters.

The headline on a Daily Post article after the game was – ‘will Kai Edwards’ goal be the turnaround in Wrexham’s season?’. Silly question, in my opinion. People, let’s just forget about the grand scheme of the season and just focus about the next game ahead of us.

They said the same thing when we last won a game – against Forest Green Rovers in November. After that the side lost four on the bounce, against Lincoln (away), Tranmere (home), Macclesfield (home) and Sutton (away).

A few stats to show how poor Wrexham actually are – we haven’t won away since the 1st of October at Boreham Wood. Plus, we haven’t enjoyed back-to-back wins since we beat Chester 3-0 on the 19th of March, which proved to be the end of a 9-game unbeaten run. A form of 9 games unbeaten seems a world away now.

But, supporters are confident that things are set to improve. Surely, what the Dragons need to do is focus on the game ahead of them – train hard, improve themselves as players and a top-half finish is an achievable target.

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