December 6 2013 Latest news:
Paddy Davitt, Norwich City Writer
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Chris Hughton has pledged not to take Bury lightly in tonight’s Capital One Cup second round tie as the Canaries bid to avoid any repeat of last season’s Luton FA Cup exit (7:45pm).
City’s embarrassing defeat to the non-league side brought unwanted side effects during a prolonged Premier League downturn, and Hughton will pick a line up to guard against another upset.
“We realise you can’t take these teams lightly. It is a big occasion for them as well and we certainly have to give them a lot of respect,” he said. “Bury will come and enjoy the experience. If I look at that division you know they will be a club who are used to the battle because they are always competitive games at that level. We have seen teams come to Premier League grounds, raise their game, and play with no fear. They have got nothing to lose. We have to make sure we make it as comfortable a game as we can. I think it is fair to say that the Luton game did carry over into our league campaign and it shows that if you are not right on the day and you do not do the right things on the day you can lose these games.”
Hughton views a cup test against the Shakers as the perfect way to bounce back from last weekend’s 1-0 Premier League reverse at Hull.
“I think after a defeat like Hull you want it to come round as quick as possible,” he said. “Make no mistake it is a game we want to win and we want to get through to the next round. We’ll certainly use the game to give lads in the squad a chance to get some minutes under their belt but I stress we want to get through and to do that we realise we have to put a strong enough team out to achieve that. We experienced something similar last year with tough games against Doncaster and Scunthorpe at this stage.”
Chris Hughton admitted Norwich’s soft centre again contributed to their downfall as Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a 5-1 Premier League win on Wednesday night at Anfield.