Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has warned his side against complacency as the season reaches its climax.
Hughton’s men moved seven points clear of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Reading last weekend, but the 54-year-old believes his players cannot afford to relax despite that healthy cushion.
He told the club’s official website: “The thing with this season is that when you look at the teams around us, they’re all capable of winning games. The answer is you don’t know – will it take more than that? I think it will take at least 40.
“We have four games to get the required points, and we have to have the attitude to get points from each of those games.”
Norwich travel to the Britannia Stadium to face a Stoke side two places below them in the Premier League table on Saturday, and Hughton is anticipating a difficult encounter.
“You’ve got a manager there that’s done a tremendous job in the years that he’s been there. He’s made it a very difficult place to go and he’s made it a tremendous atmosphere for the home team,” Hughton added.
“It will be a very tough game. Irrespective of what stage of the season or what sort of season they’re having, it’s always a tough place to go.”