Hughes Delighted With Saddlers Victory

Last updated : 02 September 2002 By Rob Cooper
Andy Hughes
Andy Hughes
Revenge was sweet for Reading on Saturday, a 2-0 win over the Saddlers at the Bescott Stadium went a some way to healing the pain that supporters suffered following the dramatic late defeat in the 2001 Play-Off Final.

Former Notts County star Hughes, who scored both the goals, was delighted with the performance that his side put in.

"We're very happy, the manager said before the game that we needed to prove that we can win away from home, and we've done that. I thought every single player, including the subs we brought on, were top drawer doday," he explained to Reading World.

"We were a bit under the cosh at times, they were the home side so had to attack us, but we weathered the storm fairly comfortably."

Hughes, who has made himself a star with his erratic pre-planned goal celebrations, put in another stormer on Saturday, - a hip-shifting song-mouthing impersenation of Elvis with the corner flag as a microphone.

"That's something between me and Martin Butler - he likes Elvis so I though I'd do that for him," he explained.

In February this year Hughsey appeared on 'They Think It's All Over' - to repeat his leg-thrusting Russian training exercise celebration first seen when he scored against Colchester at the Madejski Stadium in January.