Hughton confident Norwich can avoid relegation

The 54-year-old manager insists that his players have the determination required to keep the club in the Premier League and praised the Canaries' work despite limited resources
Norwich manager Chris Hughton has backed his side to beat the drop this campaign and maintain their place in the top flight.

The Canaries sit just four points above the relegation zone in fourteenth place in the table, having won just once in their last 14 Premier League encounters dating back to December.

However, the Irishman remains positive about the club's chances of surviving and believes the spirit and determination of the squad can guide them to safety.

"I am confident of being in the Premier League next season, that is our goal," he told talkSPORT.

"It will not be determined by one game but we have got ourselves into a position where it is in our own hands and the spirit is good.

"Going into this stage of the season you want a good spirit and we have certainly got that here. There is nothing wrong with the determination."

Hughton also commented that Norwich should take pride in the position they currently occupy considering the greater resources and experience many of their rivals possess.

"We have to accept where we are as a club," he continued.

"Look around us and teams that have got less points than us or fractionally more than us are clubs which have been in this division for more years than we have of late, and have more experience and bigger budgets. We could take strength from that."