Dean Keates slammed his players at naive after they were fought to a draw at fellow promotion hopefuls Sutton United .

Wrexham dominated the opening half and went in with a 1-0 lead at Gander Green Lane, on loan striker Scott Quigley scoring his fourth goal in five appearances for the Dragons. However, Keates’ side were pegged back within two minutes of the restart, Wrexham failing to deal with a corner and Simon Walton tapping home after Byron Harrison’s header hit the bar.

Both sides had glorious chances in the dying embers, Jonathan Franks mis-controlling the ball when one-on-one with Jamie Butler, the Sutton keeper only parrying Akil Wright’s fierce shot into his path, while Chris Dunn tipped a deflected Tom Bolarinwa effort over the top as the final meaningful act of the game.

“Disappointed,” said Keates. “I think first half we were the better team.

“Second half they put us under a lot of pressure and we were a bit naive to concede a goal how we did. I told them at half-time we were giving too many free-kicks away in the middle third and it gives them an opportunity to put it in our box.

“Within two minutes of the restart we gave away a free-kick on the halfway line, it came straight into the box, we had an opportunity to clear it, made the wrong decision and ended up giving a corner away and then we end up conceding. It was highlighted at half-time.

“Would I say it goes in one ear and out of the other, I don’t know. We were just naive.”

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