Andrew Hughes hails team spirit

Andrew Hughes hails team spirit

Andrew Hughes hails team spirit

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NEWPORT County defender Andrew Hughes insists the spirit in the camp remains good at the Exiles despite their poor start to the campaign, writes Michael Pearlman.

Hughes is one of those currently on the fringes of the side, hoping to get back into the first XI, but he’s not getting down about his or County’s current predicament.

Newport entertain high-flying Burton Albion on Saturday and Hughes believes County can finally put some points on the board at the fourth time of asking thanks to their unity.

“The team spirit is good, you wouldn’t think we’d lost four games on the bounce, to be honest,” he said.

“As long as we get off the mark, we will be ok, but all the boys are still together and it’s a happy changing room.

“We need to get off the mark and playing Burton at home gives us a good opportunity to do that.

“We’ve taken some positives, we didn’t play badly at all at Mansfield and once we’re off and running we will be a hard team to beat.

“We want to show we are better than the results have shown, it’s still early days in the season and we’ll be up for a battle on Saturday.”

Hughes is expecting Burton to be as tough an opponent as County will face in League Two.

“We saw last season in both games what a good side they are and we’ll have to be really mentally prepared for this one,” he said.

“But we played well against them last season and I think we know what is coming, we just must make sure we are up for it.”

Hughes is hoping to get into Edinburgh’s first XI and to stay there, having come in for the Morecambe game and subsequently getting dropped for Mansfield.

“I thought I played well at Morecambe but unfortunately was dropped, but I want to get into the side and stay there, either as a centre back or a left back, I know it is a cliché but I just want to play.

“Any chance that comes my way, I have to look to take.”

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8:23pm Thu 21 Aug 14

newport15 says...

recon thats the trouble, happy changing room! the overpaid players (hughes top of the pile) are going through the motions picking up their wages, no passion and desire to turn things around (or quality) i played parks football and 4 defeats on the trot and i assure you we wouldnt be happy
recon thats the trouble, happy changing room! the overpaid players (hughes top of the pile) are going through the motions picking up their wages, no passion and desire to turn things around (or quality) i played parks football and 4 defeats on the trot and i assure you we wouldnt be happy newport15
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8:33pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Harps62 says...

Spot On Newport15
Spot On Newport15 Harps62
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8:41pm Thu 21 Aug 14

keithbob says...

yet another prematch statement from one of the players.why do they do it when they probably usually end up wishing they hadnt commented!
yet another prematch statement from one of the players.why do they do it when they probably usually end up wishing they hadnt commented! keithbob
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8:41pm Thu 21 Aug 14

keithbob says...

yet another prematch statement from one of the players.why do they do it when they probably usually end up wishing they hadnt commented!
yet another prematch statement from one of the players.why do they do it when they probably usually end up wishing they hadnt commented! keithbob
  • Score: 0

9:21pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Clever Trevor says...

I think Hughes does deserve a chance,after all he hasnt done much wrong and could do no worse.
I enjoyed pipey and sandell bombing forward last year and when everything was rosy people loved it,but they were often caught out miles up the pitch with the defence exposed,one of sandels qualities is he can beat a player with ease and get a good cross in,but to do that you have to be in the opponents half,thus leaving him to be stranded,hughes is more defensive minded and would give priority to that duty,at the end of the day,whoever plays in what positon it has o be nothing less than 3 points saturday.
I think Hughes does deserve a chance,after all he hasnt done much wrong and could do no worse. I enjoyed pipey and sandell bombing forward last year and when everything was rosy people loved it,but they were often caught out miles up the pitch with the defence exposed,one of sandels qualities is he can beat a player with ease and get a good cross in,but to do that you have to be in the opponents half,thus leaving him to be stranded,hughes is more defensive minded and would give priority to that duty,at the end of the day,whoever plays in what positon it has o be nothing less than 3 points saturday. Clever Trevor
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8:53am Fri 22 Aug 14

Sing up for the amber boys says...

newport15 wrote:
recon thats the trouble, happy changing room! the overpaid players (hughes top of the pile) are going through the motions picking up their wages, no passion and desire to turn things around (or quality) i played parks football and 4 defeats on the trot and i assure you we wouldnt be happy
"No passion and desire to turn things around" - how do you know that ? On the training ground every day with them are you ?
[quote][p][bold]newport15[/bold] wrote: recon thats the trouble, happy changing room! the overpaid players (hughes top of the pile) are going through the motions picking up their wages, no passion and desire to turn things around (or quality) i played parks football and 4 defeats on the trot and i assure you we wouldnt be happy[/p][/quote]"No passion and desire to turn things around" - how do you know that ? On the training ground every day with them are you ? Sing up for the amber boys
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