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The Canaries are without a victory since December 15, a nine-game winless streak, but after matching their last three opponents the boss is keen to keep the momentum up

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has underlined the importance of beating Everton on Saturday and ending their nine-game winless streak to avoid dropping into the relegation battle.

The Canaries have not won a Premier League game since a 2-1 win over Wigan on December 15 though they have drawn their previous three games, including a 1-1 draw with high-flying Tottenham.

Hughton suggests that although draws are useful in the league, victories can often make the crucial difference when staying above the teams loitering in the drop zone.

"Particularly at this stage of the season, three points are so valuable," the Norwich manager told reporters.

"That is the area that has probably been a bit disappointing for us. We have picked up some good results and, in this difficult league, a draw is generally a decent result, particularly if it is against one of the bigger teams.

"Clubs below us at the moment are all capable of winning games and that has to be a part of your thinking.”

Saturday’s game at Carrow Road has been used as a chance for supporters to raise money for Railway Children.

Norwich sponsors Aviva have pledged to donate £1 for every tweet containing the hashtag #1every5 on the day, and Hughton says it is a great cause.

Hughton said: "As a father myself, I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like to have your own child run away from home.

"We hope to raise as much awareness as possible from the activity on the day to help support children who may run away from home."

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