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Hughton hopes Canaries keep singing

CHRIS HUGHTON hopes Norwich's advance to the last 16 of the League Cup can help them kickstart their Premier League campaign against Liverpool this weekend.

The Canaries paid tribute to former manager John Bond, who has died aged 79, with a minute's silence before kick-off against Doncaster at Carrow Road last night.

And Norway midfielder Alexander Tettey marked his debut with a fine strike midway through the first half which proved enough to see off Dean Saunders' League One side and set up a home tie with Tottenham.

Norwich will now look to record their first Premier League victory under Hughton when Liverpool come to Norfolk on Saturday. "Winning football matches is a nice habit for a club like us. It is difficult to win lots of games because of the division we are playing in," said Hughton.

"You hope there is a feel-good factor you can go from one game to the next, and all of our efforts will now be on trying to get a win on Saturday."

Hughton felt last night's win was a fitting tribute to Bond, who was in charge for a seven-season spell from the mid-1970s, leading the Norfolk club to the League Cup final. "When I came to this club in the summer, the first name you think of as former managers is John Bond. If I am able to be at this club anywhere near as long as John was, then I would be incredibly lucky. He will be thought of very fondly by a lot of people," said Hughton.


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