Michael Turner - Norwich City’s downturn will not break the Canaries

Norwich defender Michael Turner aims to take out his frustrations at City's recent downturn on Readi

Norwich defender Michael Turner aims to take out his frustrations at City's recent downturn on Reading. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City defender Michael Turner is targeting a Championship win over Reading to get the Canaries' upwardly mobile again after one win in the last nine league games.

Turner is the only ever-present outfield starter in the league for Neil Adams' squad this season in what has proved an inconsistent campaign after a bright start over the opening months.

The Royals are in desperate need of a victory as well after two wins in their last 11 league outings, but Turner is keen to respond after last week's frustrating 3-3 home draw against Brighton.

'This game couldn't have come around quickly enough really after Saturday,' he said. 'It's an important match, as they all have been recently, but this one is key. We feel like we need to get a victory and move onto the next one. It's a big game for us. We know we need to pick up victories soon, but we feel we're not far away from doing that. If we continue to do the things that we know we're good at, then we won't be far off.'

The experienced centre-back is adamant the spirit inside the camp has not been hit by a prolonged downturn.

'We're still in a positive mindset. We're relatively pleased with how we've played in games, we're kind of baffled by the fact that we haven't picked up as many points as we know we should have done,' he told the club's official site. 'There is a good camaraderie between the players, and it's been like ever since we came back for pre-season.

'The team spirit amongst the boys is really good and I think that's what will come through in the end. We know where we've been going wrong and we're working hard to put it right, but generally as a team and as a club, we feel that we are doing the right things so hopefully it's only a matter of time before things change and we get a few wins together and start climbing the league again.'

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Turner has hailed the arrival of new first team coach Mike Phelan, who worked with the playing staff for the first time on Thursday prior to his official unveiling.

'With what he's achieved in terms of coaching and playing, he's someone we will all look up to and listen to,' he said. 'It will be a new voice for us to learn from and hopefully he can improve us still. I think everyone is looking forward to working with him.'