Dean Keates admits his players did not show enough “pride and passion” as Wrexham suffered another blow in the fight against relegation after losing 2-1 to fellow strugglers Aldershot.

Wrexham were looking to build on the 2-0 New Year’s Day win at Chorley which took the Reds out of the relegation zone but they were second best throughout against the Shots who clinched a deserved win.

Goalkeeper Rob Lainton kept Wrexham in the game first half but Aldershot eventually built up a two-goal lead, with JJ Hooper’s late reply making the game look closer than it really was.

The players were booed off at the final whistle and Keates couldn’t defend his side as defeat left 20th placed Wrexham two points above the drop zone.

“It was nowhere near good enough,” said Keates. “That is what went wrong.

“We are at home, the tempo wasn’t there, the intensity wasn’t there, and we didn’t play with enough pride and passion out there, it wasn’t good enough.”

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