Last Updated: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:00
Chris Hughton says don't judge Norwich City until the end of the season as he takes his squad warm-weather training this week.
Critics have rounded on the Canaries after Hughton's side ground out a point against Fulham at Carrow Road on Saturday in a bore draw.
Hughton and his squad flew out to Abu Dhabi following the match to spend four days at a training camp in preparation for the run-in.
And with Premier League survival remaining the number one objective, the Canaries boss will be pleased to get away from figures in the media who have described his substitutions as negative.
"For us there is only one statistic and one opinion that really counts and that's the one at the end of the season," said Hughton.
"If we've managed to accumulate enough points to be where we'd like to be in this division then it's been a good season. I know there are going to be times when the fans are disappointed, I know there are times when the fans are elated because of what they're seeing."
Hughton admits his side are not in their best run of form, but believes that no team can sustain a long spell of good form in the ultra-competitive Premier League environment.
He said: "For clubs like us, you can't perform at that level all of the time and you just hope that when you're not at your best you can still pick up results.
"And probably when we weren't at our best, we weren't doing that a few weeks ago. We're not at our best at the moment, but we're not losing."
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