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Saturday, December 8, 2012
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.
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.”
A magnificent solo goal by midfielder Jonny Howson clinched a notable victory for Norwich City as they wrapped up their season by beating Premier League runners-up Manchester City on their own ground.