Norwich City striker Chris Martin is still searching for the first goal of his loan spell at Swindon Town – but hopes it will come at home to Doncaster today.

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The striker has made three appearances in Robins colours, with just one start and two outings as a substitute, and has had a number of chances without being able to find the back of the net.

The 24-year-old has suffered with illness this week but is confident of being involved tomorrow, and is keen to find the net against the side currently sitting second in League One.

“I have had a few chances to get my first goal in the games previously which I did not manage to do which was disappointing, but once one goes in a few will follow I hope,” he told the Swindon Advertiser.

“It can take time, and it is positive that I was getting chances because the time to worry is when you are not getting any chances.

“I am positive that goal will come soon because we create a lot, and we get the ball wide and get it into the box a lot so I am sure they will keep coming.

“I was a little bit ill on Wednesday with a bit of an upset stomach so I am not 100 per cent at the moment, but I have felt a lot stronger after a lot of running last week.

“I am feeling good and fit, and I hope I can start reaping the rewards now.”

Manager Paolo di Canio criticised the body language of Martin and fellow loanee Danny Hollands after the 1-0 defeat at Notts County a fortnight ago.

But Martin, who made just three appearances for City this season before his loan move, believes a two-week break from action has allowed him to get to know his new team-mates better, and that it will benefit him.

“I have had a good chance to get used to the squad here, even though I blended in quite quickly, but I have had some good time with the guys and seen what the manager wants tactically and technically,” he said. “I also need to play as many games as I can because there is no substitute for a game, but I hope that will come.”

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9 comments

  • Yes, I think now is the time to start scoring FULL STOP Mr. Martin! Otherwise this loaning out malarky is going to be a common theme for you.

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    wisemanthree

    Saturday, December 8, 2012

  • saw city on the tele at swansea.my opinion is bunn was at fault with 3 goals conceded he was unsure how to position himself and how to cut out a high ball in the area .keelen and kennon have a word please.

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    AOTWAY@BTINTERNET.COM

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

  • Agree with you both he was a great help but, like some of the others from the days of League 1 and the Championship, he has not yet made the grade. Di Canio will not suffer fools gladly and if CM wants to make it back to the hallowed Carrow Road he needs to walk the walk and score. I hope he does as he is a local boy but as you have said wisemanthree it's a result game! OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Saturday, December 8, 2012

  • Will Chris hit the goal trail or the Ale Trail first? Interesting guy, James Vaughan - when he`s not actually injured, he scores goals. Role Model - Michael Owen? I fear CM`s days @ the Carra are over barring a Hoots-worked miracle makeover. But will we get a FEE for him?? That young man had the benefit of working for Lambert and playing with Holt & Wes. Could there have been a better opportunity to develop his game?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

  • Its quiet in the evenings in Beccles at the moment. I always thought CM would make a good attacking midfielder (c.f. Norman Whiteside) but his performance in the league cup in that position was hopeless. Good luck to him. What news of Smith, Adeyemi and Francombe, Butterfield, Lappin and Ward?

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    Pondlife

    Monday, December 10, 2012

  • C Martin got an assist but no goals. Vaughn scored the weekend though.

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    MBA Marine

    Saturday, December 8, 2012

  • I completely agree, Marine. He was a great help back in the dark days of League One status, however I don't feel he has developed enough to provide any kind of threat up front in the Premier League. Sad, because he's a local boy, but it's a results game unfortunately.

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    wisemanthree

    Saturday, December 8, 2012

  • I think league one will be a permanent home for him soon, and before the trolls jump in i very much doubt he will still don canary colours.

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    MBA Marine

    Saturday, December 8, 2012

  • AOTWAY, nobody could control the 6-yard box like Keelan did! I thought Bunn was culpable for 2 of the goals for certain. I hope that performance was just a glitch and "normal service will be resumed as soon as possible". He doesn`t yet seem to have that commanding presence that Ruddy has brought to his game since linking up with Watson, Hoots & England. Then there`s always Declan Rudd. Or Steer could be brought back from loan. I`m sure Mark Bunn will be OK, just a bad day at the office? OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

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