Hughton: Points all important

Chris Hughton feels Norwich City may have to start putting substance before style in their bid to steer clear of trouble.

Last Updated: 17/02/13 at 12:31 Post Comment

Chris Hughton: Premier League survival is all that matters for Norwich boss

Chris Hughton: Premier League survival is all that matters for Norwich boss

The Canaries have gone nine games without a win to slip to within six points of the Premier League drop zone.

A reversal in fortune is required if the club are to avoid being dragged into a basement battle.

Hughton concedes as much and is looking for his side to hit the fabled 40-point mark as quickly as possible, with it time for his players to dig deep and grind out results.

He said: "We have got 12 games left and, whichever way we get the points, we have to get them.

"There is only one priority and target - to make sure we are in this league next season.

"We went through a difficult period at the beginning of the season, then a very good period where we didn't lose for 10 games, and now we are finding wins that little bit harder.

"All you hope is to rectify that by doing the work on the training pitch. We are working on all aspects."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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