MARK HUGHES yesterday said he was still hopeful Wrexham could climb off the bottom of the Football League.
The Blackburn boss, from Ruabon near Wrexham, said he has been surprised by the Dragons’ poor start to the season.
“It’s disappointing,” said the former Wales coach. “We played them in pre-season and they quite impressed me. I thought they had the makings of a good team.
“I was hopeful, as a Wrexham lad, they would have a decent season and not be in the same situation as last season.”
Five new players were recruited following last year’s last-ditch escape from relegation, but Wrexham have managed just three points from their first six league games this season.
“Maybe it’s a case of it being the start of the season and that the new players are finding their feet and getting used to the surroundings,” added Hughes.
“Hopefully once that period is over then they’ll get their game going and they’ll be able to climb the league. I think everybody is hopeful that after last season they won’t be in the same situation again.”