GREAT HARWOOD boss John Hughes wants his team to drink their way to success - as long as it's on the soft stuff.

Hughes is worried that a run of five straight defeats is affecting morale.

And in a bid to get back to winning ways the Reds manager is keen to foster a greater sense of unity.

"Being young lads they often just shoot off when we have finished and I need to nip that in the bud, even if it means just staying around for a drink of orange.

"We need to be together and it might mean that we need a night out for a bit of bowling or something to help with a bit of team spirit. The confidence is a bit low in the camp, but at least we know we should be beating teams. I've had a chat with the chairman and he knows that we have been creating chances."

Harwood went down 1-0 at home to high-flying Winsford last Saturday when they were again made to pay for missing chances.

"We should be killing teams off but it is not happening," Hughes added. "We have just played two of the top teams in Padiham and Winsford and could have won them both.

"I am looking to add to the squad but I still have faith in the players we have. It's just that we've got to learn quickly."

Harwood are boosted by the return of John-Paul Fagan, which means they are at full strength for Saturday's trip to New Mills.

Chadderton are then the visitors to the Interlink Express Stadium on Monday night and Hughes is desperate to seize the chance to climb the table.

"It's a chance to pick up six points and if we do that we will be half-way again," he said.