I said after FGR Lincoln will drop points, don't think they will know as they are secure. Ultimately what has cost us this season is our inability to score goals against good sides. We don't take our chances, second half we created very little and for all the possession offered little danger. Harris' us a big miss no-one offers his effort from the rest of the midfield. I really like Hughes but he's ineffective in the 5 3 2. That system requires a midfield runner getting into the box to support your forwards who bar Norwood are pretty static. Think I would drop Hughes, move Norwood back to midfield as he is the only other who can match Harris for running and invite him to get forwards as much as possible. Maynard would have to sit deep and then bring either Mangan or Susa in up front to try and give an extra dimension. Without something different we won't progress past the semis. We have beaten no top sides bar Dover which has ultimately cost us the league, and nothing from that game would convince me other wise.
What you say about the 532 is correct. (Are we really setting up like that by the way? I see it as more of a 3421). But I digress and I do disagree with your conclusions. Hughes is the one who holds the team together and keeps the ball moving, getting the wing backs involved. He is not the midfield runner and never has been but he is very effective in his role and it allowed Harris the freedom to attack the ball and make forward runs knowing he has protection behind. Wallace and Jenno could hold,they may offer a better range of passing, but can they hold the middle of the pitch as well? Similarly Maynard can make forward runs like Harris, but I seriously doubt his ability to get around the pitch in the same way.
Norwood in the centre of midfield? I can't see that at all. He's great at chasing down the ball but being disciplined in the heart of the pitch. I can't see it at all.
I also don't see this fascination some have with Sousa. He's tricky enough and has made contributions off the bench but I don't at the moment see a player that can come in and dominate in a full time role. Is he miles better than Mekki?