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Hughton looks to home form as Norwich slide into relegation mire

The Canaries boss has backed his struggling team to turn Carrow Road into a fortress until the end of the season as the Norfolk outfit look to retain their top-flight status

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton hopes good home form will be enough to guaurantee his side's Premier League status after a draw against Swansea on Saturday pulled them into the relegation dogfight.

Hughton’s side conceded a late Luke Moore goal to forfeit the lead, and the 2-2 draw leaves the Canaries a mere five points above safety and without a win in five matches.

The Canaries now face a difficult run-in, with away trips to Arsenal and Manchester City yet to come as well as season-defining clashes with fellow relegation contenders Reading, Aston Villa and Stoke, but Hughton has backed the club's form at Carrow Road to keep them up.

“We are tough to beat here,” the Norwich boss told Sky Sports. ”We have got three very difficult games away from home. Whether it will come to our home form, we will have to see.

“Whether it is this stage of the season or the start of the season, you are always looking at your home form.”

With Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic beginning to find form and those above them struggling, Hughton accepts that the relegation dogfight is becoming a particularly congested one.

He added: “It is getting tough. We have got three very difficult games away from home.

“We have to make sure that in these final six games of the season, we get enough points.

“If we show enough belief and confidence, like we did today in good phases, then we will have done enough.”

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