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Liskeard boss McHugh confident of better times ahead at Lux Park

By Lee_Hall  |  Posted: January 20, 2014

Liskeard boss Martin McHugh.

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Liskeard Athletic manager Martin McHugh is confident the club’s fortunes will improve – despite a disastrous season which has seen the Blues fail to record a single league victory in the CSWPL premier division.

McHugh watched his side narrowly lose 2-1 at fellow strugglers Falmouth Town on Saturday, which leaves them seven points adrift of safety, and having played six more games than second bottom Cullompton Rangers and nine more than Tavistock.

But while relegation to division one west looks all but certain, McHugh, who took over first-team affairs in November, having managed the club’s ECPL side, insists the club is heading in the right direction, despite results this season.

He said: “I’ve seen progress since I took over. I’ve deputised three or four times now, I keep saying I don’t want the job, but the guys we’re working with are all keen. We have a fantastic second team manager as well and we’re all singing off the same hymn sheet.

“We just want to get as many bodies playing as possible, and get as many local people involved in Liskeard Athletic Football Club as we can. That in turn will get us better performances all around the pitch. We’re looking to lift the whole club really.

“We’re not going to worry too much about the results out on the pitch too much.

“There is a great atmosphere here and we will keep going right until the end of the season.”

Liskeard are away to sixth placed Torpoint Athletic on Saturday (3pm).

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