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2 September 2023



2 September 2023

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City played out a 0-0 draw with Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League Two, it was a game of very few chances and Mark Hughes was content with taking a point against the unbeaten Stags at the One Call Stadium.

The City chief thought his side could have taken more from the game, but insisted that neither team did enough to comfortably win the clash.

“It was a game of few chances,” Hughes said in his post-match press conference.

“If we had quickened up our play at the top end of the pitch, we might have had more joy.

“Both teams were a little bit flat today.

“I never felt under much pressure from their play but we also failed to create much ourselves.

“Although we had a lot of the ball, we failed to create any sustained pressure which causes people to make mistakes.”

City secured two signatures before yesterday's transfer deadlines and they were both in the squad for this afternoon's game. Hughes emphasised that it was more of a “watching exercise for them," and that their chances will come in claret and amber.

“We have seen them both play and have seen what they can do,” he added.

“It was more of a watching exercise for them today but I felt putting Rayhaan [Tulloch] on as he has that little bit more experience then Chisom [Afoka] would be useful.

“They will definitely help us.

“They are both good players and understand what is required.

“It will have been good for them to watch today and see how their own abilities can help us going forward."

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