Points haul ‘unacceptable’ admits Boro boss Hughes

Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot

Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot

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Joint Scarborough Athletic boss Bryan Hughes has labelled his side’s points haul of two from a possible 15 as unacceptable and plans to shake things up as a result.

Boro fell to a 4-2 defeat on the road at Clitheroe Town on Tuesday, stretching their run of winless games to six.

The former Hull City man said: “This is testing everyone at the moment, not just the players, but myself and Paul and the fans.

“Two points from 15 is quite simply not good enough, it’s unacceptable.

“It’s a points game and clearly recent results haven’t been good enough.

“It’s not happening for us at the moment and we really need to put that right.

“Two new lads came in at Clitheroe and they’ll add something to the squad, and we’ll be looking at bringing in more fresh faces to the squad too.

“Some of the players are playing well, and others aren’t, so it’s up to me and Paul to work things out.”

Hughes and Paul Foot’s men started the season in scintillating fashion, leading to talk of a tilt at the title, but poor results of late have led to a dip in crowds and the joint boss is keen to get things back on track.

“We need to bring back the feelgood factor, and that starts this weekend at Kendal,” added Hughes

“Whether it’s a cup or league game, that doesn’t matter, we want to win regardless and we need to get a win to end our poor run.

“I’ve been through runs like this at clubs before, even in the Premier League, you just can’t buy a win.

“We’re working hard as a group to get back on track.”