Norwich City boss Chris Hughton wants more points for safety

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has warned his side 38 points will not be enough to secure Premier League safety.

A 2-1 win over Reading took Hughton's men, who have four games left, seven points clear of 18th-placed Wigan.

"We know we're almost there because we've got 38 points," Hughton told BBC Radio Norfolk.

Norwich's Premier League run-in

  • 27 April: Stoke (a)
  • 4 May: Aston Villa (h)
  • 12 May: West Brom (h)
  • 19 May: Man City (a)

"But I think it's going to take more, I really do, because Wigan are a good side. They're capable of winning games, as are all the teams around us."

He added: "I think we'll certainly need more points than what we've got now. We've got four games to do it."

FA Cup finalists Wigan have a game in hand on their relegation rivals, with Aston Villa, Newcastle, Stoke and Sunderland all between Norwich and the Latics in the table.

The victory over the Royals was only Norwich's second in 17 league games, but it took them a large step closer to securing a third consecutive season in the top flight.

The Canaries finish the campaign with fixtures against Stoke, Aston Villa, West Brom and then Manchester City on the final day.

"We've got a couple of games we can win, obviously the last day of the season is going to be tough," said defender Ryan Bennett, who scored his first Norwich goal at the weekend.

"There was relief [after beating Reading]. It's been a long time without a win. We've kept positive and I think we reaped the rewards from that."