Chris Hughton urges Norwich City fans to look at the bigger picture

Fit-again on-loan Norwich striker Johan Elmander is back in contention for Cardiff City's Premier League visit. Picture by...

Fit-again on-loan Norwich striker Johan Elmander is back in contention for Cardiff City's Premier League visit. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton insists heavy league defeats to Chelsea and Arsenal either side of the international break have not dented his squad's self-belief ahead of Cardiff City's visit.

Hughton remains convinced he has a squad capable of building on last season's mid-table Premier League finish as they prepare to host the Bluebirds at Carrow Road mired in the bottom three.

'If I look at our position this time last season we are a point better off,' he said. 'We then went on a good run that carried us up the table and that is the game. When you are playing with confidence you have to try and get results. You see Fulham winning a couple of days ago and it lifts them a few places up the table.'

'We have got a really good group. We haven't felt the need to change anything in respect of what we are doing in training. They have an excellent work ethic and they are focussed on turning things around. We are confident about what we do and we will go into Saturday's game looking to win.

'We felt we should have got something more from particularly the Chelsea match so if you keep that belief and keep playing in that vein results will turn. Of course we all know it is a results-business. To that end it comes down to being brave in possession and believing in what you are doing. You can talk about things like formations but it is more about how you play, not the system.'


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