Canaries hoping to give birthday boy Hughton the perfect present

Norwich City fans are hoping manager Chris Hughton will receive the best birthday present tonight as his side prepares to take on Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup.

Scores of messages have been posted on social networking websites wishing Hughton, who turns 54 today, a happy birthday.

Here are some of the messages posted on Twitter:

EDP sports writer Michael Bailey: 'As if there isn't enough fun & games resting on tonight, it's also Chris Hughton's birthday. Hope his players wrap up a semi-final for him.'

Martin Curtis: 'Hope everyone joins in tonight to sing happy birthday to Chris Hughton'

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Katie Newman 'Happy birthday to the man who will lead us to Wembley - Chris Hughton! Let's hope for a high-scoring game tonight as a present!'

Adam Wright: 'Happy birthday to our gaffer Chris Hughton. Cannot thank him enough for the job he's done already.'

Tom Martin: 'Happy Birthday Chris Hughton! Get us through to the semis tonight.'

Sam Jones: 'Happy Birthday to Chris Hughton. You sir, are a legend.'

Robert Turner: 'Happy birthday Chris Hughton! Fab manager who I've always liked, love now he's our boss.'

Tim McGregor: 'It's Chris Hughton's 54th birthday today! I think Carrow Road should sing him a rendition of Happy Birthday tonight!'