HUGHES | "It’s about finishing as high as we can and the players are all mentally prepared for that"

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 18 Apr 2019

Bryan Hughes says Wrexham have got their belief back as they prepare to face Sutton United at the Racecourse on Good Friday.

The Dragons go into the match on the back of two consecutive wins, against Braintree and Barnet, to guarantee at least a play-off place.

And Hughes insists complacency will not be an issue as Wrexham now bid to finish as high up the table as possible by carrying their momentum into the final three games.

“It’s about finishing as high as we can and the players are all mentally prepared for that,” Hughes said.

“They are the ones that have given themselves a chance, they’ve put things to bed over the last few weeks, picked up six points along the way and put that belief back into the team that hopefully they can do something this season.

“Now it’s about playing with that belief, that swagger and showing that we deserve to be there.”

Sutton travel to the Racecourse on the back of a late defeat to Leyton Orient – a goalkeeping gaffe resulting in Macauley Bonne scoring a last-minute penalty for the ten-man O’s.

And Hughes warned that Sutton’s performance against the league leaders – and the fact they are still chasing a play-off place – means the Dragons will be in for a difficult afternoon.

“They are all tough games and this one’s going to be no different,” he said. “Sutton nearly surprised Leyton Orient at the weekend.

“It’s going to be a difficult game, especially with them having a chance of the play-offs – they’ve got everything to play for, which is a bit different to teams in recent weeks.”

Hughes, under whom Wrexham have taken 22 points from his 12 games in charge after overcoming their recent blip in form, has now called for unity to help drive the promotion challenge.

He added: “I think everyone deserves credit. All the way through the season we’ve been there or thereabouts.

“We’ve had blips along the way but now it’s time to really focus – not just the players, the management team, the fans, everyone associated with the club.

“We’ve not been in this position for six years so now it’s about coming together as a town and hopefully getting the best out of these players and giving them the support that they need to try and get us over the line.”

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