Hughton unconcerned by sack talk

Last Updated: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:59
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Chris Hughton says he won't let reports of his job being in danger distract him from trying to end Norwich's eight game winless streak.

The Canaries haven't won since their 2-0 victory over West Brom on December 7 and never looked like ending their winless streak in Tuesday's FA Cup third round replay at Fulham.

Norwich were comprehensively beaten 3-0 in the end by the Cottagers to heap more pressure on Hughton as he desperately seeks to arrest their current slide.

The former Birmingham manager says he understands the fans frustrations with the team's current form but is determined to turn things around.

"No, I am not worried (about the sack). My only concern is doing the job to the best of my ability and getting results for the team," he said. "I understand all the pressure that will come my way in the next few days. This is a major disappointment, but we have to stick together. We have to show strength as a team and the team going out there on Saturday has to have a belief they can win.

"I don't feel let down by the players. I will never say that because I am the manager of this team and I will take full responsibility. We win together and we lose together and I will take responsibility.

Reports have suggested Saturday's clash with Hull City at Carrow Road could be Hughton's last if they fail to win and the Norwich boss admits the visit of the Tigers is now a "massive game."

"I understand all of the pressure that comes with this," he added.

"We as a club wanted to go through in this competition, and we had a support that travelled a long way and what they saw wasn't good enough.

"It is a period where we have to make sure we stick together, show strength as a team, because a team going out there must believe they can win.

"I'm sure by the time Saturday comes around they will do."

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