HUGHES | When we do get our noses in front, that's when we've got to see games out

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 04 Sep 2019

Bryan Hughes believes a win is all that is needed to get the Reds back on a winning track, after letting three points slip in the draw against Maidenhead United.

Hughes recognised that too many easy goals were being conceded, for all the hard work the players were doing upfront.

“Other teams are getting easy goals against us, when we’re having to work extremely hard just to make chances.”

“I wanted us to be a bit more proactive, have a bit more tempo about our play and we didn’t really get into the flow of it.”

“Akil Wright could have had a hat-trick. He had 3 or 4 glorious chances.”

“We’ve got to scratch up defensively... We are scoring goals, but we’re leaking them as well.”

Hughes went on to praise his players on their attitude, after going a goal behind and playing below their usual standard.

“We’ve lifted the tempo numerous times this season; we’ve had a response from the players.”

“I saw a belief and a desire to really take the game to them [Maidenhead]... It’s a battle. They’re creating a battle. They’re trying to see us out for a draw. A draw here is a fantastic point for them.”

Hughes fully understands that sides will sit back against Wrexham at the Racecourse, as it is such a difficult ground for the away team to pick up points at.

With no win in five for the Reds, Hughes believes that the players need a win to reignite their confidence and form in the National League.

“It’s about giving these players the belief to go and do it.”

“I need to get confidence back in these players. We need to win a game. We need to get back on the winning track.”

The fixture against Ayr United in the Scottish Challenge Cup could be the perfect way for the Dragons to get back to winning ways and start a run of good form in the league campaign, in order to move up from 16th position.

[The Scottish Challenge Cup] “It is a distraction, but sometimes it can be a welcome distraction away from the league too.”

Saturday's Scottish Challenge Cup match against Ayr United will take place at 3pm, with Wrexham hoping to progress to the next round with a win at the Racecourse.

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