HUGHES | "We need to pick up the momentum again"

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 11 Mar 2019

Bryan Hughes called on his Wrexham players to use the opportunity of back-to-back home games to regain momentum in the fight for promotion.

Despite slipping to a first defeat under Hughes at the weekend, the Dragons have still taken 13 points from six games since he took charge.

But Hughes was keen not to under-estimate the challenge Barrow will pose on Tuesday, in a showdown under the Racecourse floodlights.

“We need to pick up the momentum again and we’ve got a real good opportunity this week,” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of twists and turns, so it’s going to change over the course of the next few weeks.

“What we have to do is keep giving ourselves a chance – we’re in good form, albeit after a defeat, and it’s about bouncing back now, taking our game forward and trying to get the victories on the board.

“Every game is difficult in the National League – Barrow got a good win on Saturday themselves, so they’ll be coming here full of confidence.

“But the beauty of football is, when you’ve had a disappointment like Saturday, it comes around quite quick to bounce back.”

Hughes pointed to the Dragons’ home record this season as cause for optimism and reiterated the fact the club are still in a great position.

And he hopes new loan signing Jermaine McGlashan will be cleared to play, adding an extra dimension to Wrexham’s attacking threat.

“We’ve got a strong home record,” he said. “It’s a chance for us to bounce back with two home games coming up in a short space of time. It gives us an opportunity to get back on track.

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow, under the lights, so it should be a good atmosphere. The fans were fantastic down at Leyton Orient, hopefully they’ll back us again tomorrow at home and get us over the line really.

“Especially at home, we’ve been really good here and it’s going to be key going forward.

“I was hoping for clearance for Jermaine on Saturday, but it didn’t come through in time unfortunately.

“He’s itching to get going – he’s going to add a bit of pace in those wide areas and hopefully a bit of quality as well. We’re looking forward to seeing what Jermaine can bring to us.”

Tuesday’s match at the Racecourse kicks off at 7.45pm. For ticket information, check out our guide.

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