Last Updated: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:27
Chris Hughton claims Norwich's training camp in Dubai has not been a holiday as they have "had three very good days of training".
The Canaries chief is hoping the mid-season warm weather break will boost the players when they return to Premier League action against Everton on Saturday week.
Norwich will be looking to improve on a run of just one goal in their previous six outings, which has resulted in four league points and an embarrassing FA Cup defeat to non-league Luton.
And, while many feel the break is something of a holiday for the players, Hughton insists it has been far from that in the past week.
"First and foremost we wanted a break away," he said in the Evening News. "We've had some very adverse weather and days where we couldn't train on the training pitches. We wanted somewhere where the weather was good and we were given the opportunity to come here.
"It seemed a great idea and it has been. We've had three very good days of training on an excellent pitch and it's allowed us to do some of the work that's been difficult back home."
Hughton added: "We allowed them to play golf for one afternoon, but apart from that it's been training and very worthwhile. It's an opportunity. We wouldn't be coming out here if we didn't think it was of benefit to us."
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