CHRIS HUGHTON insists he would derive no extra satisfaction from winning the Championship at Norwich – the club that sacked him three years ago.

Hughton returns to Carrow Road tonight for the first time since he was axed, with Albion one win from the title.

He said: “I’m looking forward to it because, irrespective of anything else, you’ve worked with a lot of people there, have a lot of friends, and you always look forward to going back and seeing them.

“It’s certainly nice to go back there in the position we are in. We had a wonderful result against Norwich earlier in the season (5-0). I was asked then and I can honestly say it didn’t matter to me that it was Norwich, it was another result.

“Ultimately people make decisions and I generally don’t think they are personal. I have to make tough decisions day in day out, so I always feel the best way is to just get on with it and certainly not to look back.”

Striker Sam Baldock is still injured for the test against the Canaries, who are expected to include last summer’s Albion transfer target Alex Pritchard.

“I think the motivation for them will be their season hasn’t turned out as they would have liked,” Hughton said. “By all accounts they’ll have a new manager coming in next season, so they are all playing for pride, a new manager coming in, proving a point, coming up against a very good team like ourselves and wanting to win.”