Norwich City boss Chris Hughton insists they are well placed to beat the drop.

Hughton maintains it is not time to hit the panic button as his side look to edge over the fabled 40-points barrier.

"We are aware of where we are in the league but it is not a time for being nervous, it is a time to be positive and look forwards to the challenge of the games we have left," said Hughton, whose side have key matches against Reading, Stoke and Aston Villa next on their fixture list after the trip to north London.

"There are 18 points to fight for and the matches will come around quickly.

"We will go into each one looking at the opportunity to get maximum points and that is how you have to look at it."