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Pilkington could face Tigers test


Chris Hughton. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Chris Hughton. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Chris Hughton. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

UNDER-PRESSURE Norwich City boss Chris Hughton hopes to have Ireland international Anthony Pilkington back in the Canaries squad this weekend, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

Pilkington has missed the side's last 11 games due to a hamstring injury but Hughton is pleased with the winger's progress and could add him to the panel for tomorrow's meeting with Hull City, along with fellow injury victim Alex Tettey.

"Anthony and Alex will still be in the squad," said Hughton.

"We will make a decision then because although they've done a lot of training, Alex especially has been out for a good period of time – less so Pilky. We will make that decision but at this moment, they will both be in this squad."

Hughton says he understands the frustrations of Canaries supporters over the club's slide towards the relegation zone.

"The supporters show the passions of their club. We have the same passions here and I am desperate as a manager to make sure we keep making progress," Hughton said.

"We certainly understand and respect the opinions of the supporters. It is their club and one thing I can guarantee is that we are working as hard as we can to be looking upwards.

"In a league that is very tight around, we know we're only three points away from 10th place. But we want to fight and work as hard as we can to make sure we can start looking upwards."