FAW BACK UNDER-FIRE HUGHES
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn Rovers forward Hughes has found himself under fire after the 2-1 defeat by the Poles left Wales with virtually no chance of reaching the World Cup finals in 2002.
However, Shanklin feels that criticism has come to soon, and that the former Manchester United star deserves backing.
"I'm totally 100 percent behind Mark Hughes. Of that there is absolutely no doubt," said Shanklin. "I have never known anyone so committed to the Welsh cause, and his backroom staff are as good as any in the world."