Carl McHugh getting it right on the left for Bradford City

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Carl McHugh, left, showed his improvement at left back against Port Vale this week Carl McHugh, left, showed his improvement at left back against Port Vale this week

Carl McHugh is getting to grips with left back – just ask Jennison Myrie-Williams.

The Port Vale winger led the Irish teenager on a merry dance when City went to Vale in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in December.

But when they met again three months later in midweek, it was McHugh who had his opponent on a tight leash.

McHugh said: “The last time was a tough outing and I got a bit of a stick about it from my housemates. But I think the other night showed my improvement since then.

“You learn a lot as a young player, especially with the tough games we’ve been involved in, and I feel a bit more comfortable playing there now.”

McHugh will persist with the full-back role at least until James Meredith comes back into the fray. The Australian is being fast-tracked as much as possible after his glandular fever but his replacement’s current form is a welcome bonus.

He said: “It’s completely different to centre half and I’m a bit more natural in the middle. But I’m just delighted to be playing anywhere I can in the team and I’ll try to do my best whatever position.

“It was harder earlier in the season when I just got put in there for a few games. Now I’m getting a bit more comfortable in it and felt on Tuesday that I’d improved on the Saturday.

“A clean sheet away from home is the best feeling in football for a defender. The concentration was really good right to the final whistle.

“We’ve got to keep doing that because we have enough going forward to help us win games.”

McHugh expects a very different encounter at Valley Parade tomorrow but is confident they can unlock Aldershot.

“Most teams come here and sit back but since Wembley all three performances have been encouraging.

“The goals will come. There are plenty of games left and we’re not miles away.”

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9:33am Fri 8 Mar 13

gspot01 says...

Taking everthing into consideration McHugh gets my player of the season vote so far.....considering he was thrown in at the deep end against Wigan and has never grown back shows loads about his character.
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I had the pleasur eof sharing a few drinks with him in Birmingahm after the Villa game and it was unbelievable how grounded he was.......hopefully he'll be at City for many a year!!!
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WE ALL DREAM OF A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS, A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS, A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS....NO 1 IS CARL MCHUGH...NO 2 IS CARL MCHUGH...NO 3 IS CARL MCHUGH etc etc
Taking everthing into consideration McHugh gets my player of the season vote so far.....considering he was thrown in at the deep end against Wigan and has never grown back shows loads about his character. . I had the pleasur eof sharing a few drinks with him in Birmingahm after the Villa game and it was unbelievable how grounded he was.......hopefully he'll be at City for many a year!!! . WE ALL DREAM OF A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS, A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS, A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS....NO 1 IS CARL MCHUGH...NO 2 IS CARL MCHUGH...NO 3 IS CARL MCHUGH etc etc gspot01

9:33am Fri 8 Mar 13

tyker2 says...

19 years old. Player of the year?



Certainly a contender. This lad could go a long way up the football league tables in his career
19 years old. Player of the year? Certainly a contender. This lad could go a long way up the football league tables in his career tyker2

1:45pm Fri 8 Mar 13

Fish05 says...

This kid will go along way, this is who we need to tie down to a long contract will either then be a great player for us or earn us plenty of money in transfer fees.
This kid will go along way, this is who we need to tie down to a long contract will either then be a great player for us or earn us plenty of money in transfer fees. Fish05

4:57pm Fri 8 Mar 13

bradford321 says...

undoubtedly one of the finds of the season so far, including the most memorable moment of the season for me - THAT header against Villa
undoubtedly one of the finds of the season so far, including the most memorable moment of the season for me - THAT header against Villa bradford321

4:58pm Fri 8 Mar 13

bradford321 says...

bradford321 wrote:
undoubtedly one of the finds of the season so far, including the most memorable moment of the season for me - THAT header against Villa
followed by THE BRICK
[quote][p][bold]bradford321[/bold] wrote: undoubtedly one of the finds of the season so far, including the most memorable moment of the season for me - THAT header against Villa[/p][/quote]followed by THE BRICK bradford321

8:32pm Fri 8 Mar 13

Birky_Neil says...

gspot01 wrote:
Taking everthing into consideration McHugh gets my player of the season vote so far.....considering he was thrown in at the deep end against Wigan and has never grown back shows loads about his character.
.
I had the pleasur eof sharing a few drinks with him in Birmingahm after the Villa game and it was unbelievable how grounded he was.......hopefully he'll be at City for many a year!!!
.
WE ALL DREAM OF A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS, A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS, A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS....NO 1 IS CARL MCHUGH...NO 2 IS CARL MCHUGH...NO 3 IS CARL MCHUGH etc etc
Did u go to a room and have sex with him after lol!
Must admit he is a good capture!
[quote][p][bold]gspot01[/bold] wrote: Taking everthing into consideration McHugh gets my player of the season vote so far.....considering he was thrown in at the deep end against Wigan and has never grown back shows loads about his character. . I had the pleasur eof sharing a few drinks with him in Birmingahm after the Villa game and it was unbelievable how grounded he was.......hopefully he'll be at City for many a year!!! . WE ALL DREAM OF A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS, A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS, A TEAM OF CARL MCHUGHS....NO 1 IS CARL MCHUGH...NO 2 IS CARL MCHUGH...NO 3 IS CARL MCHUGH etc etc[/p][/quote]Did u go to a room and have sex with him after lol! Must admit he is a good capture! Birky_Neil

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