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Pools Boss Happy With The Draw

12 January 2013

John Hughes felt his side deserved a point from their trip to Shrewsbury Town but admitted he was frustrated they didn't build on their equaliser and go on to claim the win.

The Pools boss was satisfied with the character his players showed to come from a goal down but was left to ponder whether they could have held their nerve when back on level terms and gone in search of a decisive second goal. 

"I was happy with the point today," Hughes told Pools Player

"I thought we started the game well and were the better team - we passed it well and created some chances and their goalkeeper had to make one or two saves so we were disappointed to go in a goal down. 

"Getting the equaliser gave us a lift and I was thinking 'come on then, let's go and win it' but we seemed to get afraid by the prospect of winning and trepidation crept in to our game. 

"We sat too deep and stopped expressing ourselves and by the end we had Scotty Flinders to thank for making two wonderful saves near the end so all things considered we'll take a point. 

"I'm pleased for Charlie (Wyke); I like working with him because of his enthusiasm on the pitch and in training - that goal will do him the world of good so I'm absolutely delighted for him. 

"I'd also like to thank the fans for travelling down here - I know how difficult it is, especially just after Christmas, but that shows the loyalty we have and I'm desperate to bring success for them." 

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