Russell Martin will keep the faith despite another Norwich City stumble at Carrow Road
00:08 22 October 2014
Captain Russell Martin is confident things will turn in Norwich City’s favour.
Carrow Road endured more frustration as Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Leeds United made it one win in six for the Canaries, who slipped to fifth in the Championship table despite Martin’s 59th minute header.
That gave City a lead they could only hold on to for four minutes, as Souleymane Doukara struck a classy equaliser.
“It was the same old story as previous weeks really,” said Martin. “We’ve probably on average conceded two shots per game, which is very good on the defensive side. And they just seem to be going in, unfortunately.
“It’s just those little mistakes that are costing us, but it’s small details and I don’t think we can be too dissatisfied with the way we’ve played. We’ve played well, especially again tonight.
“We were camped in their half for most of the game, but when we do put the ball in the back of the net we’ve got to keep a clean sheet and it’s disappointing the way we’ve concede the goal.
“But there’s no real panic. We’ve just said in there, if we keep playing like that most of the season, the goals will come back again. We have goals in us, we saw that earlier in the season. We’ve just got to be a little more incisive at both ends, and get those small details right – and then we will be OK.”
The familiar pattern of performance came with a shake-up to Neil Adams’ starting XI and some bright moments from the recalled Jonny Howson and substitute Vadis Odjidja, as well as a first league start for Josh Murphy.
“That’s the quality in depth we’ve got this year,” added Martin. “The manager freshened it up, and the boys that played and came in did really well. We’ve got a strong enough squad for two teams really.
“We made changes, didn’t really change what we did – we still played well, should’ve won the game but we didn’t.”
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