HUGHES | "The expectation is to get back into the Football League and we’re more determined than ever to do that."

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 02 Sep 2019

Bryan Hughes is determined to get Wrexham back on track in the National League, as the Dragons look to bounce back from consecutive defeats when they take on Maidenhead United.

Hughes admitted Wrexham must make improvements at both ends of the pitch, after defeats to Hartlepool United and Stockport County in the last two games.

But he reiterated his confidence in the squad, and the staff and players’ determination to get back into the hunt for promotion.

“Maidenhead, in form themselves, might think it’s a good time to play us, but we need to rise to that,” he said.

“We need to better in both boxes and we need to start winning games, it’s as simple as that.

“Our home form has been good over the last year or so, but we’re on the back of a home defeat now so we need to get back to winning ways.

“It’s going to be a tough game – Maidenhead are in a rich vein of form and sitting fourth in the league so they will be coming here confident. But it’s a game we’re confident of bouncing back in.

“The squad that we’ve got, I feel is strong enough to do great things this season. We’re in a bit of a blip at the moment but we need to come out of that because I’ve got every faith in these players that, when they do come out of it, we’ll rocket up the league.

“The expectation levels here are high. We went into the season with belief that we’d go up, so we need to start putting things right.”

Wins over the Bank Holiday weekend would have maintained an average of two points per game so far this season, but one point in the last three has instead seen Wrexham drop to 16th.

Hughes sympathised with fans’ frustrations at recent results, and says it has only made the players and staff more determined to get back up the table as soon as possible.

“The expectation levels here are to get back into the Football League and we’re more determined than ever to do that.

“We’ve lost the last two but now we have a chance to get back to winning ways.

“I feel the fans’ frustration. It’s not very often they see us lose games at home, so I felt the frustration – and rightly so. We had a chance to win the game on Saturday and we let ourselves down.

“I think we can bounce back and I’ve got all the belief in this squad – we’ve got good characters in the building and they are determined to put things right, like myself.”

Tuesday’s match against Maidenhead kicks off at 7.45pm under the Racecourse floodlights. For more ticket information, see our match-day guide.

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