Football - Hughton will take scrappy win

Norwich manager Chris Hughton says he will take a win by any means necessary as he looks to keep the Canaries in the Barclays Premier League, starting with the visit of Everton on Saturday.

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Hughton has been criticised by some of the club's fans for his negative formations is recent games as he looks to halt a slide of nine league games without a win.

Despite the poor run, a string of positive results before Christmas mean Hughton's side remain six points clear of the relegation zone with 12 games remaining.

Norwich are striving to end their winless run and Hughton is unconcerned with how that elusive victory comes about.

"Whether it is a classy performance where you are creating a lot of chances or a scrappy one-goal win it doesn't matter," he said.

"What you have to have is a team who are fighting hard for each other and are a disciplined team who are a threat.

"I think you have to dig deep in every performance. We are what we are, a team who have to scrap for every result we get and it will be no different in the last 12 games we have.

"We went through a spell of 10 games where we didn't lose. Are we doing anything dramatically different to that? No, we are not.

"However that win comes, whether it is by a stylish performance or a fortunate own-goal, it is part and parcel of the game."

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