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Grimsby Town's Bryan Hughes 'has a point to prove'

Bryan Hughes
Hughes was a free agent when he signed for Grimsby on Monday

Grimsby midfielder Bryan Hughes says he retains his hunger for the game after joining the Blue Square Bet Premier club for the rest of the season.

The 34-year old ex-Hull man made his debut in Tuesday's 2-2 draw at Southport, playing over 80 minutes.

"[Manager Neil Woods] has given me the chance to play, with the challenge of getting the club back into the Football League," he told BBC Radio Humberside.

"I feel more hungry now than when I was a youngster and have a point to prove."

Hughes was part of the Hull City side that won promotion to the Premier League in 2008 and made 47 appearances in his three seasons with the Tigers.

He recently had a spell at Burton Albion but signed for the Mariners on transfer deadline day, and says the offer of playing for a club closer to his home was too tempting to turn down.

"I'm still based in Hull and in my eyes Grimsby is still a big club. Not so long ago they were in the Championship - I remember playing against them when I was at Birmingham.

"Neil wants to play football and wants to get the club back where it belongs, and I find that a challenge I want to help them with."

However, Hughes is currently refusing to look past the end of his short-term deal at Blundell Park.

"I've not looked long term and am going to take it one game at a time. Hopefully my experience will help them if we manage to get to the play-offs - I've got plenty of experience of play-offs."



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see also
Southport 2-2 Grimsby Town
01 Feb 11 |  Non League
Grimsby complete Hughes capture
31 Jan 11 |  Grimsby
Burton bring in midfielder Hughes
15 Dec 10 |  Burton


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