The Canaries squad returned to
After failing to win any of the first seven league outings, Norwich then went on an unbeaten run from mid-October until it stuttered again losing all four of its top-flight games over Christmas and was then dumped out of the FA Cup at home by non-league Luton Town.
Hughton has at least been able to steady what looked a fast-sinking ship by guiding his men through three fixtures without defeat, albeit all draws and scoring just one goal.
Norwich hosts Everton when league action resumes on
Hughton knows from here on in, it is all about pushing through the fabled 40-points barrier by any means possible.
"We have got 12 games left, and whichever way we get the points, we have to get them," Hughton said.
"There is only one priority and target - to make sure we are in this league next season."
Hughton continued in an interview with
"All you hope is to rectify that by doing the work on the training pitch. We are working on all aspects."
Hughton maintains the trip to the
"It has been work," he said.
"We allowed them to play golf for one afternoon, but apart from that it has been training and very worthwhile.
"We would not be coming out here if we did not think it was of benefit to us."
Hughton handed January signings
"In the first couple of minutes against Fulham where I whipped one right across the face of goal, you would think with two strikers in there you have got a better chance of scoring," he said.
"It is up to the manager to decide how, but I know both Luciano and Grant are out-and-out goalscorers, so it only bodes well for us."
English Premier League
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is in favour of manager Paolo Di Canio's hardline approach to the job if it brings about an improvement in results.