Hughes: You Can't Make Mistakes At This Level

Last updated : 12 August 2002 By Rob Cooper
Andy Hughes (left) battles for the ball
Andy Hughes (left) battles for the ball

Following Reading's 3-0 defeat at Derby Andy Hughes admitted that a lack of concentration cost the Royals the game.

Reading conceded three goals in a disastorous ten minute spell - goals that could have been prevented had the team played to their potential.

Speaking to Hughsey said: "There was a period of time when we lacked concentration and they scored three good goals. At the end of the day their quality shone through."

The former Notts County midfielder was blamed for the third goal, his poor backpass was intercepted by Fabrizio Ravenelli who fed in Malcolm Christie to end any chances of a Royal comeback.

He continued: "I thought Phil was there, suddenly Christie popped in and they scored from it. You make mistakes at this level and you get punished.

"We did have chances. I maybe should have hit the target with my header, but that is football. We've got to get back on track for our game on Tuesday against Sheffield Wednesday, forget about Derby and look forward."