Premier League: Norwich manager Chris Hughton wants all three points at Newcastle
Norwich manager Chris Hughton says there will be no room for sentiment as he returns to face former side Newcastle.
Last Updated: 23/11/13 2:15pm
Hughton guided Newcastle to the 2010 Championship title but was dismissed by owner Mike Ashley despite the team sitting at mid-table in the Premier League.
The Norwich boss received a warm reception from the Toon Army on his return to the north-east last season but says his focus will be on taking all three points when the teams meet.
"As a returning manager, it is always very difficult," said Hughton, whose side beat West Ham before the international break to move out of the bottom three.
"Yes, I was very appreciative of the response I got (last season), but you are there to ultimately take your team to try to get a result - that means more than anything.
"If you come away from there bitterly disappointed because you have not won or played particularly well, then it does not make it a good game."
Asked if he would be happy to be on the end of some boos at full-time if it meant Norwich had won, Hughton quipped: "I would be happy to walk away with the points, yes.
"For me it was probably a bigger deal last season to everybody else.
"I enjoyed going back last season, apart from the result, which always affects how you feel because you can only really enjoy it if you get the result or close to the performance you want.
"I am certainly not bitter, and I will look forward to go there again."