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HUGHTON ON WBA LOSS

5 April 2014

Manager disappointed with lack of attacking spark

CHRIS Hughton bemoaned his team’s lack of creativity after their 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The Canaries struggled to break down their opponents after Morgan Amalfitano had given them the lead early in the first half.

“We conceded a soft goal that gave them the lift that they needed early on in the game, but we needed to do more in that final third to go on and win it,” he told Norwich City TV after the game.

“In periods in that second half we had a lot of possession but we found it difficult to create chances, even though we managed to hit the woodwork twice. We needed to give their goalkeeper a more difficult day than we did.

“It’s obviously not the result we wanted. We didn’t put in a good enough performance to win the game.”

Hughton was determined to turn attentions to next week’s hugely important trip to Fulham, where City have sold out their away allocation of supporters.

“We have fans that will support the Club very strongly at Fulham next week, and we have to make sure that we give them more to cheer about than not,” he added.

“We can’t afford for it to get out of control, because we have five games left. We need to make sure that we close this game down, which is very difficult at this moment.

“We have to look forward to the next game, and you can only do that if you’re all pulling in the right direction.”

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