Bryan Hughes: We need to put the pain behind us

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It has been a frustrating time for us recently, circumstances in games just seem to be going against us.

Before Easter Monday’s game it was individual errors that had been costing us, but against Darlington it was the decisions of the officials.

Apart from Saturday’s trip to Prescot, the performances have definitely been there, but it is a results business and we haven’t been picking them up.

It is hard to take, but we can’t let it effect us because we still have some big games left this season.

We have a great bunch of lads here, who have been great to work with this season.

Paul Foot and myself took over in November and it has been really exciting time for us.

The biggest thing is that the expectation levels of the club have risen through the roof, that is all because of what the players have done.

These lads are hurting at the moment because they were so close to the play-offs and we now have a mountain to climb.

We are now heavily involved in looking towards next season, making sure we have things right so we can focus on getting cracking with players.

We have contacted a few potential targets in recent weeks and already we have a list of players who could well be at Scarborough Athletic next season.

There will be new bodies, no disrespect to the lads we already have, be we do need to add a few.

Working with these players has spurred me on because I think we have a great mix, a good blend of youth and experience.

I feel that we do need a leader though, that is an area we lack in.

We have got players that give 100 per cent, but sometimes they need directing.

That could give us the extra 10 to 15 points at the end of the season.

Potentially Paul (Foot) or myself could slot into this role, we will both be registered as players next season.

I played against Spennymoor this season and our game-plan worked a treat, but we’ll have to see how things are.

It is important that we don’t chop and change things too much, consistency is the key, as the top clubs have shown this season.

Teams like Darlington and Bamber Bridge have had settled squads for two or three seasons.

Darlington and Salford have the luxury of bringing in top strikers, who can win them a match, as we saw on Easter Monday.

The bigger crowds and the financial backers make a big difference, it allows them the bigger budgets.

That is why fan support for us is so important. The more fans the bigger budget, the better players you can bring in.