DEPARTING Wales boss Mark Hughes has to raise the spirit of his battered squad for Wednesday night's make-or-break World Cup qualifier against Poland at the Millennium Stadium after the mauling in Manchester.

And Hughes will have to give his side a radical tactical overhaul if Wales are to stand any chance against a Poland side buoyant afte a 3-1 victory in Austria at the weekend.The 4-5-1 has got to be scrapped and now is the time to let Rob Earnshaw loose or the

World Cup campaign can be written off after only four games.

Wales crashed to a confidence-bashing 2-0 defeat against England on Saturday that could have been even more but Hughes has vowed the Dragons will put the disappointment behind them in a bid to stay in the running for a play-off place.

Hughes said: "It was a difficult game for us but we have to pick ourselves up for a huge game against Poland on Wednesday.

"It is a big game and we have to make sure we don't reflect too much on this.

"England are a good international side at the moment, so it is no disgrace to be beaten by them.

"It is a huge game on Wednesday against a side who are now our main rivals in the group. I think England will now, hopefully, run away with the group and that will leave the rest of us to battle for the second spot."

Wales were sunk by a Frank Lampard goal that deflected off Michael Owen and a David Beckham special but the result flattered the Welsh who mustered just one shot on target.

He said: "We had a number of attacking players on the pitch but they are playing against top class defenders who don't give you opportunities if they can help it.

"I thought the England defence played very well and made it hard for us to break them down.

"But we need to get possession and more constructive play to mount a sustained period of pressure - we didn't do that.

'We found it hard to get our attacking players into the game.

"I was hoping it was going to be a good day and I would have sacrificed performance for a result but it just did not happen."

Hughes is now looking for a victory in his final game in charge although he insists that he's not out for glory.

He said: "It is not important for me in terms of going out on a high and protecting my reputation. It is more important to for the campaign.

"I will be doing my upmost, I always have, since I have been in this job it has been a privilege and I will be as happy as anyone to get a result on Wednesday."