Canaries star in Hughton plans
Chris Hughton says he is not looking to offload Wes Hoolahan and claims the Irish midfielder does figure in his first team plans
The 30-year-old playmaker has found himself watching from the sidelines for much of the season, playing just 13 minutes in the Premier League thus far.
The Carrow Road faithful were heard chanting for Hoolahan in Saturday's goalless draw with West Ham but Hughton ignored the supporters chants as the midfielder remained on the bench.
The Norwich boss says he is keeping Hoolahan in mind but admits it is difficult to fit him into his current 4-4-2 formation, despite having an abundance of talent.
"It has been a little bit difficult," Hughton told The Pink'un in Norwich.
"Even towards the end I did want to bring Wes on, but because of the way West Ham play and they're a strong, physical side, you're mindful that you don't want to get done from the set-plays.
"I was tempted to bring Wes on because I know he can produce that little bit of magic, that little bit of gold, but there is two sides to it.
"It's been a tough one for Wes because he's a very good player but I'm quite sure that if he continues to do what he's doing there is certainly scope for him to be involved, definitely."