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Norwich's Hughton annoyed at Becchio but insists he will be given chance

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton admits he was annoyed by recent public comments made by Luciano Becchio relating to his lack of game time.

The Argentine striker has yet to feature in the Premier League this season with Hughton preferring Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Gary Hooper and Johan Elmander up front prompting negative words from the former Leeds United ace.

Hughton has said that Becchio's decision to talk to the press was against club protocol but says the 29-year old certainly remains in his plans for the campaign.

"We have a policy here at the club, and Luciano knows that should not have gone out in the paper, but that is something between myself and Luciano," Hughton said.

"It was disappointing but it is something I have dealt with in-house and is very much club business.

"What he has done is make everyone aware of the frustrations he feels. What he has to do is make those clear through the appropriate channels.

"The relationship I have with Luciano is very good and he is someone I have got a lot of respect for," Hughton added.

"He is a good lad and my door is always open. Will he be in the squad this weekend? Yes, he will. He is a very good lad, but in this circumstance he needs to do things in the appropriate manner."

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