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Norwich City boss eyes Premier League survival

Hughton focussed on Premier League safety  (©GettyImages)
Hughton focussed on Premier League safety (©GettyImages).

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton believes home form is key to his side's survival hopes, speaking ahead of the visit of Swansea City this weekend.

Norwich are currently 14th in the Premier league, with just four points separating them from the bottom three and with every point to play for, time will tell if Norwich can secure their third year in the top flight.

Hughton told reporters: "In the last seven games, we have four of them at home.

"For clubs of the ilk of ourselves, the home form is going to be even more important.  We have to use that advantage.  We have a tremendous support that wants to get behind us.

"We know that we need to make sure that we give them something to shout about. Our home form this season has been good and we need that to continue.

"If we were to win on Saturday, then it would possibly put a whole new slant on everything and on everyone's perspectives, it would give everyone a lift.

Hughton also discussed the challenge of Swansea ahead of the this weekend's clash, and admitted his admiration for the South Wales outfit.

Swansea have had a fantastic season winning the League Cup, which will see them compete in next seasons Europa League, and they are currently isitting comfortable in the top-half of the Premier League. 

Hughton added: "They're as good as anybody in the league in the way that they play. They're a well-drilled team. 

"I've seen their last three games, and in all three of them they could have got something.

"The things that don't change with Swansea are the way they want to play and the philosophy of their game.

"They do create chances - they have good offensive options, and they will always be a threat whether they put in a good performance or not such a good performance.

Hughton finished by discussing the options available to him at the weekend, with a possible return of one of his stars: "We're ok at the moment.  Pilkington is very, very close but he'll probably still miss out on Saturday, though Alex Tettey will certainly be in the squad for the weekend, and Mark Bunn will come into contention." 

 

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