Wrexham strengthen with experienced Football League striker and left back.
With their form being erratic over recent months, with only 3 wins in 8, Wrexham have been struggling to find any real momentum. They’ve kept one clean sheet in those 8 games, and until recently have struggled to make any real impact at the other end.
After recently trimming the squad, Keates has brought in two experienced players to help the team at both ends of the pitch.
32 year old striker Izale McLeod joins from his short spell at Corby Town. McLeod brings with him years of league experience, having started at Derby County he made his name at MK Dons scoring 54 goals in 117 games. This earned him a big money move to Charlton in a £1.1 million move. Since then he has has successful spells at Barnet and Crawley Town.
On his new striker, Keates told the Wrexham website, “I’m delighted to sign a player of Izale’s quality. He’s scored plenty of goals everywhere he has been.”
McLeod seemed equally delighted at signing for the Dragons, “Wrexham are a big club with a big fan base.”
“I’m pleased to have signed and now I’m just looking forward to playing again and scoring goals for the team, which will hopefully give the fans a better second half of the season”
Along with McLeod, left back James Jennings also signed on the dotted line. Having spent last season at promotion chasing Forest Green Rovers, Jennings has been playing for League Two side Cheltenham since the summer. However, his chances have been limited and he now finds himself on loan at the Racecourse Ground.
The 29 year old brings plenty of experience, having played for both League Two and National League sides – including promotional runs with Mansfield and Forest Green.
On the signing Keates was quoted as saying, “It (signing Jennings) was a no brainer. He knows what this division is all about, and is needed to win promotion from this league. His characteristics and work rate are what this football club need going forward.”
Both players were involved in the 2-1 home win against Woking on Saturday. Keates will be hoping that was the first win of many as the club find themselves in 15th place, 10 points from a relegation battle yet 14 points from a play-off place.