However, ahead of Wednesday night's visit of Tottenham Hotspur, the threat of dropping back down to the Championship has returned for the Canaries.
No team in the Premier League has been on a worse run of form than Hughton's side over the last six matches, with only one being point collected from a possible 18.
Their recent record at home to Spurs is also not overly positive, having lost the last four league meetings between the two sides in Norfolk. However, they did manage to defeat the Londoners at home in the League Cup earlier in the campaign.
Should the England international fail a fitness test, American Clint Dempsey is expected to play as a lone centre-forward.
Possible starting lineups:
Norwich: Bunn; Garrido, Martin, R. Bennett, Whittaker; Hoolahan, Tettey, Johnson, Pilkington; Holt, Jackson
Tottenham: Lloris; Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Vertonghen, Walker; Lennon, Parker, Livermore, Sigurdsson, Bale; Dempsey
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