HUGHES | "It's A Massive Win"

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sat 06 Apr 2019

Bryan Hughes could not hide his delight after watching Wrexham get back to winning ways by beating Braintree at the Racecourse.

Bobby Grant opened the scoring on his return to the team and, after Braintree levelled before the break, Shaun Pearson and Akil Wright scored second-half headers to seal victory.

And Hughes admitted it was a big result, after two consecutive away defeats, hailing the control his Wrexham players exerted for the majority of the game.

“It’s a massive win, especially on our current form,” Hughes said “It was important for us to get back on track.

“As a performance I thought we were in total control from the off. We gave away a sloppy goal, which the timing of was hard to take, but I felt we would always come good second-half. We were getting into good areas, and it was a good win in the end.

“As long as we get the goals, that’s the main thing – whether it’s the first or second-half. Bobby came back into the team and I thought he did well.

“We played with inverted strikers and at times it looked really good. I was pleased Bobby got a goal.”

Hughes was particularly pleased with Wrexham’s threat from set pieces – creating plenty of chances from Luke Young’s crosses into the box in addition to the two goals.

And he hopes the win will ease some of the pressure building up in the Wrexham camp, with four games left of the league season.

“One of the biggest things for me was set pieces,” he said. “We’ve got three goals from set pieces and I thought Luke Young was fantastic with his delivery.

“We put pressure on ourselves. We’re not fools here. Four defeats in the last five games prior to today puts pressure on you.

“I’ve said in the press our home form’s going to be key and it has been all season. We’re strong at home and the fans play a big part in that – they were fantastic.

“Going forward, we’ve got another two games here. We have Barnet away next week, which is going to be a difficult place to go, but if we show the same commitment and desire we showed at times today, we’ll go there full of confidence.”

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