Carrow Road

Next Game

Norwich v Liverpool

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 12:00

Barclays Prem

Craven Cottage

Last Game

Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 15:07

Barclays Prem

Hughton calls for patience

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has called for patience both on and off the pitch as his side prepare to take on West Ham on Saturday.

Last Updated: 09/11/13 at 16:42 Post Comment   

Chris Hughton: Norwich manager calls for patience

Chris Hughton: Norwich manager calls for patience

The Canaries will be looking to bounce back from their 7-0 thrashing at Manchester City last weekend - their sixth defeat in their opening 10 Premier League matches, which has left them down in 18th place in the table.

The Hammers have drawn their last two league games 0-0 and Hughton is expecting some stubborn resistance from Sam Allardyce's side at Carrow Road.

"Yes, possibly there will be times during the game when it might be difficult to break down a side like West Ham, who have been defensively very good, and that is when we might need a little bit of patience - that applies to the team as much as the supporters," said Hughton.

"We can't be throwing players forward at will. We have to get things right tactically so that might mean there are periods or lulls in the game which might lead to some frustrations.

"All I can say is I know our supporters have been right behind us this season and that will not change this weekend - we will need them again."

Hughton is quoted at 5/2 by Sky Bet to become the next Premier League manager fired, but he is not about to press the panic button.

"There is no need to set the alarm bells ringing," he said.

"If we win on Saturday, we go above West Ham and it changes the perceptions a little bit. What we can't do is look at the negatives. For me, they are in the past.

"We made sure we closed down last week's game as quickly as we could.

"I am convinced I will get the time to turn it around. We are possibly one or two results from being in a half decent position in the league, so it is not as if we are bottom and cut adrift.

"That, of course, doesn't make the feeling any better and we don't want to be in the bottom three, but we have everybody pushing in the right direction.

"I speak to the chief executive and the board on a regular basis and there isn't anyone at this football club who doesn't want us to make progress.

"Everybody is hurting right now - not just me and the players, but the board and the fans. We all want the same things."

Watch Norwich v West Ham live on Sky Sports 1HD from 5pm on Saturday.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Champions League: Eden Hazard is in a race against time to be fit to face Atletico Madrid

Eden Hazard will need to return to full training quickly if he is to be considered for Tuesday's Champions League match.

Primera Liga: Leaders Atletico Madrid pull six points clear after 2-0 win over Elche

Joao Miranda and Diego Costa scored as Primera Liga leaders Atletico Madrid beat Elche 2-0 to pull six points clear.

Yaya Toure feels he does not get the respect he deserves because he is from Africa

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure feels he does not get the respect he deserves because he is from Africa.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property