PEARSON | "We are 100 per cent behind the manager"

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 18 Sep 2019

Captain Shaun Pearson insists the Wrexham dressing room remains fully behind manager Bryan Hughes, after the board’s public backing this week.

Pearson revealed he met with Hughes this week as the Dragons look to end a six-match winless run in the Vanarama National League.

And the Wrexham captain called on his team-mates to fight their way back to form, and to stand up and be counted in the face of poor results.

“I’m sure the manager won’t mind me saying, him and I had a meeting yesterday and we had a long conversation about a lot of things,” Pearson revealed.

“I gave my opinion on things but what I will say is personally, and having spoken to other senior players too, we are 100 per cent behind the manager.

“That doesn’t mean we agree on everything. That’s natural in football – everyone has opinions and he asked me for my opinions yesterday and I gave them.

“Hopefully, moving forwards, we’ll start getting the results we want. We are 100 per cent behind him and hopefully that will show with our performance and, hopefully, result on Saturday.”

As the senior figure in the dressing room, Pearson urged the Wrexham players to take the opportunity to start climbing the table in the next three games.

And while he did not shy away from his views on the performance levels in the draw with Sutton on Saturday, Pearson hopes Wrexham will show the benefit of having had two weeks of full training, with no mid-week matches.

“It’s not the first tough period I’ve had in my career. The biggest thing is you have to fight your way through it,” Pearson added.

“It’s not pretty and sometimes it takes winning a game 1-0 or 2-1 and it’s a goal off somebody’s backside in the last minute. Things like that can change your fortune.

“The good thing is, frustrating as it has been, we’re not further behind teams than we could be. It gives us a good incentive that if we put a couple of results together, we could shoot right back up the table. We’ve definitely got a squad capable of that.

“Last Saturday was really disappointing in terms of performance levels.

“As much as results have been frustrating, a couple of games before that against Maidenhead I thought we were very good and on another day we could have won that six or seven-one but we didn’t put our chances away.

“We’ve got to fight through that tough period. As frustrating as Saturday was, we didn’t give them many chances. The disappointing thing was we didn’t create as much at the other end.

“Hopefully we can rectify that on Saturday, we’ve got three teams in similar positions to us and hopefully we can be the one of those teams that start to put a run together.”

Pearson added: “One thing you have to do, and I know other people will be frustrated, but it’s pointless coming in sulking. You have to get your heads up.

“If you’re having a tough time, you have to get on with it. The training ground is the best place for that.

“The manager’s been working on things that we’re going to look to do moving forwards and hopefully we’ll reap the rewards of these weeks on the training pitch and start to see some real improvements – results-wise, especially, and maybe some more consistent performances too.”

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