Norwich manager Hughton happy to take a 'scrappy' win over Everton

The 54-year-old has seen his team lurch in and out of form this season but admits that, with 12 games remaining, the manner in which the Canaries take points is not a priority
Chris Hughton says that he would settle for a scrappy win over Everton on Saturday as he looks to guide his Norwich City side out of their Premier League slump.

The Canaries are just six points above the relegation zone after failing to win in their past nine matches and the 54-year-old admits that he would be happy to triumph over David Moyes' side by any means.

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"Whether it is a classy performance where you are creating a lot of chances or a scrappy one-goal win, it doesn't matter," he told Sky Sports. "What you have to have is a team who are fighting hard for each other and are a disciplined team who are a threat.

"I think you have to dig deep in every performance. We are what we are, a team who have to scrap for every result we get, and it will be no different in the last 12 games we have.

"We went through a spell of 10 games where we didn't lose. Are we doing anything dramatically different to that? No, we are not.

"However that win comes, whether it is by a stylish performance or a fortunate own-goal, it is part and parcel of the game."

Hughton also denied speculation that he has fallen out with striker Grant Holt, adding: "It is absolutely not true. I'm very, very surprised to hear that.

"Grant has been an integral part of what we have done, not only this season but in the past three seasons he has been here. Any suggestions are way off the mark and I'm not sure where they come from."