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Norwich manager Chris Hughton is expecting a tough afternoon against Wigan on Saturday.

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Chris Hughton: Impressed by 'well-drilled' Wigan

Chris Hughton: Impressed by 'well-drilled' Wigan

The Canaries saw their 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions come to a crashing halt with a 4-1 home defeat to Aston Villa in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

But they are unbeaten in the Premier League since October 6, and have won their last four at Carrow Road.

Wigan are limping in 18th place following four defeats in six but Hughton insists his men will be fully fired up and ready for a real test.

"Wigan are a very good side and sometimes the circumstances are that you find yourself in a place in the league which you might feel is a false position.

"It certainly surprises me a bit where they are at the moment," Hughton said.

"Everything I have seen about them has been good, they can score goals and have plenty of offensive options. They are a very well drilled football team.

"Wigan have suffered in recent weeks with injuries, which might have affected them, but our approach has to be exactly the same as it would be for any other game because it will be very tough.

"We know every match is going to be difficult for us, and also we know what we need to put in to get a result.

"At the moment, confidence is high, but it is also about bouncing back and trying to get on track again.

"As with any defeat, it is about a reaction - and I expect a very good reaction on Saturday."

Hughton hopes having plenty of options will stand Norwich in good stead as they look to stay clear of any trouble at the wrong end of the table.

"We have real good competition for places and that showed in midweek," the Norwich boss said.

"Even though when you have been on a good run, you still want to be tested with your team selection game after game, that the players put pressure on you with the way they train.

"It is all about getting that right balance on the day."

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