Canaries boss plays down Villa significance
Chris Hughton insists the Norwich players will treat the clash with former boss Paul Lambert's Aston Villa as 'just another game'.
The Canaries chief replaced Lambert in the Carrow Road hot-seat in the summer when he was enticed away to take over at Villa Park from the axed Alex McLeish. And, after Hughton celebrated his first three points at the helm in Saturday's 1-0 victory against Arsenal, he is just looking for the players to try and build on that result by securing another Premier League win against a struggling Villa side, who are a point worse off in 17th position. "I think they will see it as just another game. It's another three points to play for and I'm quite sure from the other camp they would say exactly the same," Hughton told the Evening News 24. "I have to say morale has always been good and I think probably what helps a little bit is the fact that although we haven't picked up the points we'd like, there has always been a group of teams around us as well so it's not as if the fact we haven't got the wins has seen us separated from the rest of the division."