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The Canaries boss is mindful that his side must do better than their Boxing Day defeat to Fulham and looks to put things right when they are reunited in the third round

Chris Hughton is keen for his Norwich City side to learn from their Boxing Day defeat to Fulham when the two meet in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Despite taking an early lead through Gary Hooper, the Canaries were beaten 2-1 at home but have a chance at redemption in the third round and their manager has revenge in mind.

"We certainly want to be doing better, results-wise, than our Boxing Day result," he told the press. "After having taken the lead and having a couple of good opportunities, it was a real disappointment to lose that game. This is an opportunity for us to make amends.

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"It'll certainly be tough; our squad is going to be tested, there's no doubt about that.

"It's always about a result. This is a game we want to win and get through."

Hughton enjoyed some success in the FA Cup as a player, winning the trophy twice with Tottenham, and he insists that it is still a prestigious competition.

"I was fortunate to be involved in Cup-winning teams a long time ago, certainly a lot longer than some of our younger supporters would know about, in 1981 and 82," he added.

"I think, whichever year you look at, the cup competition hasn't changed as regards the stature that it has worldwide. The approach to the cup has changed, of course, over the years, as many aspects of the game have, but it's still a very special competition. I think it's still the best cup competition in the world."

The 55-year-old also confirmed that defender Michael Turner will undergo a scan on Thursday after he suffered a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace, while Ricky van Wolfswinkel will return after being left out for that match.

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