Hughes eyes A-League title with Adelaide United

Adelaide United signing Adam Hughes is looking forward to returning to the pitch in Australia and hopes to do so with a title in his first season back.

Adelaide United signing Adam Hughes is looking forward to returning to the pitch in Australia and hopes to do so with a title in his first season back.

The attacking midfielder has spent the last three years in Ireland playing with Drogheda United in the Premier League but is back home and ready to have a crack at the A-League with the Reds.

“Hopefully I can come to a successful club, which Adelaide has already proven to be, and continue with the way the club has been going by pushing on, winning a title and doing well in Asia,” he said.

“I see myself as a box to box midfielder and I like to get on the end of things and try to score my fair share of goals but also do defensive duties as well. Hopefully I can cause a bit of havoc in the middle of the park with some tough tackling and mix it up a bit.”

Hughes says he hopes to follow in the footsteps of Adelaide teammates Paul Reid and Scott Jamieson and force his way into the national team.

“Reidy (Paul Reid) and Jambo (Scott Jamieson) have come back and got Australian selection so that’s something to aim for,” Hughes added.