BRYAN HUGHES refused to criticise Christian Dibble after the goalkeeper made a costly error in Wrexham's 1-1 draw at Notts County on Sunday.

Dibble misjudged a second half Ryan Booty cross and Kristian Dennis headed into the net to give the Magpies the lead, although the Reds equalised five minutes later through Devonte Redmond.

With first choice stopper Rob Lainton still out injured with an ankle injury that saw him miss the whole of pre-season, Dibble has started all five games this term and produced a string of fine displays, prompting Hughes to go easy on the 25-year-old.

"It was a routine cross," said Hughes. "We defended well all afternoon and I can't take anything away from the striker, it was a fantastic header at the back post.

"But I think Dibs will be disappointed with his positional play, he just got under it slightly. But the striker still had a lot to do and he finished it off.

"From a defensive point of view, from a deep wide cross we had a lot of cover in the box; it was a two v one situation at the back post, Dibbs called for it and it somehow ends up in the back of our net.

"It was just a bit of a misunderstanding on his part but you can't be ultra-critical, he has been fantastic so far this season and he held his hands up in the dressing room.

"That is just one of those things that he will learn from."

Michael Chambers came into the side for his first start of the season, taking over from the suspended Jake Lawlor, and Hughes was pleased with how the centre-back slotted in alongside Shaun Pearson.

"Michael was excellent," said Hughes.

"He headed and kicked everything; he struck up a good partnership with Shaun and it was a really positive performance from him."