Hughes vows to forget King’s Lynn Town suspension saga by scoring in replayed match with Boston Town
Midfielder Rob Hughes is desperate to draw a line under his suspension saga - by scoring in King's Lynn Town's replayed match at Boston Town tonight.
Gary Setchell's side return to Tattershall Road for the second time in the league this season after being punished for fielding suspended Hughes in a 1-0 win there on October 25.
The United Counties League ordered the match be replayed and the 25-year-old admits he is delighted Lynn have the opportunity to reclaim the three points.
Hughes said: 'It was a huge relief when I found out what the league had decided as there had been a black cloud hanging over me and the club.
'I was worried we might just be handed a points deduction. I had the backing of everyone at Lynn because we did everything we could to make sure I was allowed to play.
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'I knew I had been booked a few times for Spalding but I wasn't sure of the exact number and Lincs FA kept saying I had four bookings and not five.
'On a personal level I'd love to go back to Boston, give another man of the match performance, and score. I feel I've got something to prove to them.
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'I know I'm going to get some stick from their fans, players and management so I'd love to stick two fingers up to them by playing well and helping us better our result from October.'
Hughes bagged a brace and his second consecutive home man of the match award during a virtuoso display in Lynn's 5-1 win over Thrapston Town on Saturday.
The former Nottingham Forest youngster has scored four goals for Lynn, all at The Walks, since signing for Setchell's table-topping outfit in October.
'The lads and the gaffer have made me feel really settled and I feel like I'm starting to find a bit of form now,' said Hughes.
'If I could play at home every week I would. We play on a nice pitch, in front of a big crowd, and it suits my style of play. However, I don't prepare any differently or try any harder than I do when we're away.
'It just seems to have happened a bit more for me at home. I'd love to score away - starting from tonight.'
Stuart Wall and Danny White should start for Lynn against Boston - who have kept three clean sheets in their last four games - after being unused substitutes at the weekend.
Striker Liam Harrold is likely to miss out again after agreeing a 'flexible week-to-week' loan deal with March Town United.
Linnets boss Setchell said: 'We've never had an easy game at Boston since I've been here. We've won 1-0 twice with late Jack Defty goals and I'd take that again tonight.'
Wisbech Town are also in action this evening. They entertain Gorleston in the Premier Division of the Ridgeons League (8pm).