The Canaries' boss is enjoying his longest run of positive results as a Premier League manager, and feels it is down to his squad's hard work on the training ground and pitch
After a disastrous start to the season saw them lose heavily to Fulham, Chelsea and Liverpool early on, the Canaries have turned things around under Hughton, and have won three of their last seven games including wins over Arsenal and Manchester United.
Hughton is delighted with his longest unbeaten run as a top-flight manager, and the former Newcastle boss puts the success of the team down to their work ethic and determination.
"They have got those results by putting in a lot of hard work on the training ground and in the games," he told The Sun.
"We have got a really excellent group of players here and they have all earned the right to be playing in the Premier League. I have never gone so many games unbeaten as a manager before so this is all new for me," he continued.
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"But you are learning all the time as a manager and every experience, good or bad, makes you better. You learn from the mistakes you make and I am still learning as a manager and we are learning as a team."
Hughton feels he has learnt a lot after the team's heavy defeat to Fulham on the opening day of the season, and believes he is now in a better position to manage the team.
"The more games I have as a manager the more I realise that there is only one thing that really matters — getting results and accumulating points."
Norwich's visitors on Sunday are Sunderland, who have been poor of late having only taken 10 points out of a possible 30 on offer in their last 10 games.