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Brian Hughes - Midfielder

1st Debut : Ashtree Highfield (H) - 20/08/88
Last Game : Burton Albion (H) - 02/11/91

2nd Debut : Salisbury (A) - 05/02/92
Last Game : Merthyr Tydfil (A) - 09/03/96 (unused sub)

3rd Debut : Worcester City (A) - 27/12/99
Last Game : Worcester City (A) - 27/12/99

D.O.B. - 20/08/62 - Andover

Brian was one of the major names involved with City during a twelve year spell that saw him fill vital roles both on and off the field during a twelve year period.

After starting his career with Swindon Town and enjoying moderate success taking in seventy League games as well as an appearance in a League Cup tie at Anfield against Liverpool he moved to Torquay United in 1983.

He dropped out of the professional game the following summer and enjoyed four seasons with Cheltenham Town, scoring 56 goals in 226 appearances, before he was signed and made Captain at City by manager Brian Godfrey.

Hughes was an attacking midfielder and weighed in with his share of goals during his first two seasons at the club although they came fewer and farther between as the years rolled on.

He always kept himself fit and was a mainstay in City's midfield so it must've been a huge disappointment fto him to be ruled out of City's FA Cup tie at Cardiff City through injury.

Whilst City enjoyed running Farnborough close during the 1990-91 campaign Hughes was again struck down and when he regained his fitness his place had been filled and he had to settle for cameo appearances from the bench. One such, against Waterlooville brought a rare goal, but it was worth the wait as his stunning diving header will be remembered with fondness by the majority of the 1579 crowd.

After being denied promtion on the last day, he showed his loyalty to Godfrey after he was sacked and left the club turning out briefly for Barry Town before re-signing when Godfrey was given his old job back.

Following two more seasons as a player Hughes began to concentrate on his future and took up a coaching role under new City manager John Murphy.

After failing to win promotion under ambitious chairman Keith Gardner, Hughes was sacked along with Murphy and Bob Baird but returned to Meadow Park under Leroy Rosenior after a brief spell assisting Murphy at Witney Town.

When Rosenior stepped down in the autumn of 1998 Hughes was the fans choice to take over in the hot seat, but his time at the helm was beset by boardroom wrangles, some of which were personal and budget cut after budget cut following the fallout from the Gardner era.

Hughes was sacked as City manager in February 2000 with his depleted team heading for eventual relegation.

In the years since his time at City he has become a fixture at Cirencester Town where he has twice been in the managerial hotseat, at one point when they were argually better than City!
 Brian Hughes

Clubs:
Swindon Town (70-5), Torquay United (38-6), Cheltenham Town, Gloucester City, Barry Town, Gloucester City, Witney Town, Gloucester City, Highworth Town

Appearances & Goals:

Season Apps Subs Goals
 1988/89    58      -      6  
 1989/90    60      -      8  
 1990/91    22      1      1  
 1991/92    27      1      1  
 1992/93    42      -      2  
 1993/94    25      -      -  
 1994/95     1      3      -  
 1995/96     -      1      -  
 1997/98     -      -      -  
 1999/00     1      -      -  
Total  236      6     18  

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Page last updated : 28th November 2010

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