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Robins looking to bounce back at Barry

Hughes keen to finish season on a high

The Robins will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their JD Welsh Cup exit when they travel to Barry Town United this Sunday.

Defeat to Aberystwyth Town on Sunday saw the Reds bow out of the cup at the semi-final stage.

Despite the Robins having secured their place in the league for another season and unlikely to claim the last play off spot, boss Chris Hughes wants his players to finish the campaign on a high.

He said: "Last week was disappointing with it being a semi-final.

"It was a tight game and I think the lads delivered the game plan to a tee, we just didn't show enough in the final third.

"Their first goal was a good goal, and then the other two goals in the game were penalties and I think that showed how tight the game was.

"We went 2-0 down and it was always going to be tough to get back into the game.

"I think both sets of defences were on top and that was reflective of the game.

"But we have to go again now, we've got three games to go starting with Sunday and we want to finish the season strongly."

Gavin Chesterfield's side have gone on a superb run since the league split which has seen then move into seventh.

Their place in the play-offs is all but confirmed and a point on Sunday would mathematically secure it. 

Robins boss Hughes believes the run they have gone on to get to the play-offs is similar to what his side did in the second phase last year.

He added: "Barry have been going really well, and their run is similar to what we did last season.

"In the three games between us this season we have probably dominated possession in all three and the 2-1 defeat at our place is one you look back on and think how didn't we get something from it.

"On Sunday I think it will all be about chances, if we take our chances then we can come back with the points."

Hughes will assess the fitness of skipper Craig Williams and Neil Mitchell who both picked up knocks in the cup semi-final defeat.

He added: "We may make some changes, with lads who were on the bench last week coming in."