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More Still Required Says Pools Boss

23 March 2013

John Hughes said his side could have ended up with nothing against Walsall after failing to take advantage of some good play and opportunities in the first half.

The Saddlers were on the back foot for much of the opening period but came back strongly after the break and the Pools boss admitted that finding a formula to score goals in the final six games of the season has to be the priority now. 

"It's goals that win you football matches and we possibly had the best change of the game with Antony Sweeney's header," Hughes told Pools Player

"For twenty minutes in the first half I thought we were playing some nice stuff and possibly edged it was the better team but we never got out of the traps in the second half and Walsall could have gone on to win it. 

"But we showed character in being resolute in our defending and we it was much improved in terms of spirit and organisation on Tuesday night. 

"Obviously at this stage of the season we want wins and it would have been nice to nick a goal and give ourselves something to hang on to but it wasn't to be. 

"With six games to go we may have to be a bit more expansive and fly by the seat of our pants a bit more in search of the goals - if we have to play a more attacking system then that's what we'll do." 

See the full video interview with John Hughes right now only on Pools Player.

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