Norwich City's 1-0 win over QPR was exactly the sort of victory Canaries defender Danny Batth savours.

Hwang Ui-jo's first-half strike made the difference for City in a game of few chances that won't live long in the memory.

Batth was happy with his side's performance in just his second start for the club, however, as he asserted the importance of defensive resilience in halting the Norfolk side's poor run of form.

"As a defender clean sheets and winning games are what you judge yourself on," he said. "With (Ashley) Barnes coming back now, Ui-jo in good form, and Adam (Idah) as well, we fancy ourselves for a goal, so it's about the rest of the team being solid, facilitating that and being organised.

"I thought the boys gave everything out there. We always like to think we can score a goal, so I thought it was important today to show that resilience and we did that. It wasn't our most pretty performance, but we'll build on that and take some confidence from it.

"That showed a bit of character and steel today. I know QPR's league table position might not be great, but they're a threat. So that was a good result today in terms of the outcome.

"You want to play dynamic possession football and score 10 goals every game, but you're not going to do it. We take the win and move on."

That victory kicked off a busy period for David Wagner's side, with trips to Watford and Bristol City coming up next week. The 33-year-old believes supporters will see progression in performances throughout that time, with a series of mitigating factors harming their showing against the Hoops.

"It's not rocket science," he continued. "If you get clean sheets and win games it breeds confidence. Let's look forward to Tuesday (at Watford) and take that spirit into the game.

"We've got three games in a week and we've had a bit of difficult form. Some of the lads have travelled a long distance over the break, so we've only actually had Thursday and Friday with everyone together to work on this game.

"As the week goes on and the games roll by we want to be better and keep improving with each game."