Hughton admits concern at Norwich City away form

The Canaries have won just twice in 23 attempts on the road in the Premier League and their 54-year-old manager admits his side must improve if they are to enjoy a healthy campaign
Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has admitted that he is concerned by his side's poor away form in the Premier League.

The Canaries slipped to their second away defeat of the season on Saturday as a Gylfi Sigurdsson double condemned them to a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

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And for a Norwich side looking to kick on from an 11th-place finish last season, Hughton is well aware that two victories in their last 23 away league fixtures is not acceptable form on the road.

"It is always a concern when you are not playing how you would like," Hughton told the Norwich Evening News.

"Yes, we have found it difficult perhaps away from home. We couldn't break down Hull with 10 men, albeit we certainly had more chances and more play in the final third than we did at Tottenham.

"We have to keep the Spurs game in perspective because they are going to be challenging [for the top four]. They will be right up the top of the league and they had a good day."

Hughton acknowledged that Norwich's tough spell on the road is just something they will have to work through and hinted at a change of tactics in future matches away from home.

"Clubs like ourselves have to go through this," he added. "My role in the group is to assess it and see where we can improve.

"You can choose to play a very forward-thinking game high up the pitch and open yourself up; we have played the same shape in other games and got the results.

"We need to be better in possession and if that is the case we can work the ball further up the park and create more opportunities in and around the opposition penalty area."