Wrexham boss Dean Keates has defended his starting line-up for Saturday’s clash against Eastleigh after being criticised for only playing one striker.

Keates again went with a 3-4-3 formation with Dan Jarvis and Davis Keillor-Dunn operating either side of centre-forward Jordan Ponticelli. Wrexham lacked a cutting edge in the final third and thought they’d broken the deadlock when Ponticelli headed home Keillor-Dunn’s cross but the goal was disallowed for offside and the fellow strugglers drew 0-0.

Supporters have questioned the decision to play one up top but Keates insists that is not the case when Wrexham attacked.

“People see you have only got one up front but when you are breaking in numbers, you have got three up front and you have got your wing-backs high as well,” said Keates, who was without injured frontman JJ Hooper and left Jason Oswell on the substitutes bench.

“People possibly look a lot more into tactics sometimes than what it is.”

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