Cannaries only just managed to avoid the drop last time out.
Under-pressure Norwich City head coach Chris Hughton is set to be sacked if the Cannaries lose their next Premier League fixture against Stoke City on Sunday, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
Hughton’s side are currently sitting in 17th place in the Premier League standings, one position above the relegation zone, although they are only separated from 18th-in-the-table Fulham by goal difference after what has been a difficult start to the new campaign for the club.
The Cannaries have collected just the four points in total to date from their opening five top-flight fixtures, including just the one victory so far, which came at home to Southampton on Aug 31.
However, in their most recent Premier League outing, against fellow strugglers Aston Villa at Carrow Road last Saturday, the home team missed a spot kick before going down 1-0 to Paul Lambert’s men.
All of which leaves Hughton under immense pressure going into Sunday’s trip to in-form Stoke at the Britannia stadium, especially when one considers that Norwich’s next two top-flight encounters after the Potters are against the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal.
And having shelled out to bring the likes of Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Nathan Redmond, Gary Hooper and Leroy Fer to east Anglia this summer, the last thing the club want is to be faced with yet another battle to avoid relegation like they were also forced to endure in the previous campaign under Hughton.