On his role at Dean Court, playing his part as a support role, Richard Hughes, is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "To play 50 or 60 games is not going to bring out the best in me. The way I was used last season was correct and it brought out some performances I was quite pleased with. For me, it is tactical as much as physical. Clearly, I want to play but if there are better players equipped for certain roles, I am experienced and wise enough to know that is more beneficial for the team. In that respect, I am happy to play the roles I am best at rather than just play 90 minutes for the sake of it. It is okay for me to think like that because of the stage I am at in my career and who I am playing for. The team always comes first. It is natural when you are younger to think more selfishly and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I know the manager will call on me when he needs me and that suits us both".
Source: Cherries MAD