Chris Hughton desperate to bounce back

Norwich manager Chris HughtonManager Chris Hughton admits his side need to forget the defeat to Aston Villa in order to make a final push for survival.

The Canaries suffered a 2-1 defeat at Carrow Road on Saturday as a late Gabriel Agbonlahor strike secured maximum points for Villa.

Norwich are now just three points clear of the drop zone with two games remaining, against West Brom (h) and Manchester City (a).

Hughton admits the defeat to Villa came as a major disappointment and the Norwich boss is desperate for his side to bounce back when the Baggies visit on Sunday.

“It is hurting at the moment and there won’t be much sleep over the next day or so, but we have to bounce back,” said Hughton. “We are all in the same boat as managers. We of course have sleepless nights over results and the team you are going to pick and your form. Unfortunately it is part and parcel of the game.

“I go through all the torments. The next couple of days are not going to be particularly good days for me, and I wouldn’t expect it to be for any of the players.

“But we have to bounce back and the only way to put ourselves in a position to get a result on Sunday is to make sure that we clear this one as quickly as we can.”

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