Two struggling sides in the English Premier League will look for some cup relief when Fulham host Norwich City in the FA Cup third round replay at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.
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The two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road ten days back, and will now hope for progress into round four where Sheffield United lies in wait.
"I'm very keen to win this game," Norwich manager Chris Hughton said. "It is a replay -- we felt we should have finished it off in the first game at Carrow Road, but we're still very much in the tie, we know what awaits us if we are able to go through, so it's definitely a game that we want to win."
The Canaries are fighting against relegation, and lie just two points clear of the bottom three, with a crucial game against Hull City coming up in the Premier League on Saturday.
Hughton, though, insisted his focus was mainly on the FA Cup clash against Fulham. "There are some thoughts on Hull but it's certainly not dominating my thoughts," he said. "At this moment, the FA Cup game is my main priority but of course we know we have a big game at Carrow Road on Saturday."
Fulham are in an equally precarious position in the Premier League, and have a point less than Norwich at the moment, with Rene Meulensteen's men going down rather tamely to Sunderland at the weekend.
A Cup game might just be the distraction that Fulham need, with league leaders Arsenal lying in wait on Saturday. "We keep working on it and it needs to improve, it's as simple as that," Meulensteen said after the Sunderland loss. "In home games especially, you can't afford to go behind. We were dominating the game and looked quite comfortable and then you're back peddling.
"We know we have a challenge on our hands. We didn't think for one moment we'd turned a corner. It's so tight down there. That's why you have to take it game by game and address the situation and pick up points whenever you can.
"In general, the performances have improved. But the quality into the final third and conceding is a problem."
Norwich were hopeful of having Alex Tettey and Anthony Pilkington back for the Fulham encounter, but Hughton confirmed their unavailability.
"It's too soon for both of them, but they've trained for the last three days," Hughton said.
"The decision will be whether they've available for the game against Hull City on Saturday. They've had good rehab and they've trained well, but they've been out a fair amount of time."