IT was Bryan Hughes’ final interview as Wrexham manager but he refused to blame keeper Christian Dibble for costing the Reds three points at AFC Fylde on Tuesday.

Dibble was at fault for both goals as Fylde twice came back to level against Wrexham at Mill Farm, with the Coasters going onto seal a 3-2 victory and leave the Reds in the National League relegation zone without a win in eight games.

First choice stopper Rob Lainton is yet to feature this term because of an ankle injury, although the current Player of the Year is closing in on a return.

But it appears Dibble will continue tomorrow against fellow-strugglers Ebbsfleet United at The Racecourse with under-fire Hughes placing his faith in the player.

"We have made a few individual errors, not just Christian, throughout the season so far which has cost us," said Hughes.

"Christian is down but at times this season he has kept us in games.

"Rob is still not quite fit at the moment so we have got to rely on Christian as well to pick himself up - the management team and players will pick him up - and get him ready and focussed for Ebbsfleet."

Lainton was put through his paces in the warm-up at Fylde and Hughes added: "Rob is close to fitness.

"He was a big part of the team last season and we will look to get Rob back on the training ground as soon as possible; hopefully get him a game and see if he comes through that before we consider playing him."

Hughes, who welcomed back centre-back Jake Lawlor following a four game suspension, switched to a 3-4-3 formation against Fylde.

Wrexham deservedly led 2-1 at the break before Fylde hit back but Hughes was pleased how the players adapted to a system he experimented with in pre-season.

"I was pleased with the way that the system worked and pleased with the way the personnel worked the system as well," said Hughes.

"It's something that we used in pre-season to good effect against good passing teams so I felt that it would be a good system to use against Fylde who are a good passing team.

"They had to change their system to try and get back in the game, albeit with a bit of help from us.

"I thought we did enough to try and win the game and we have got to try and take them positives forward into the next game, and try and get a win on the board."