Robbie Brady makes his case for the defence at Norwich City

Robbie Brady impressed against Brentford. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Robbie Brady impressed against Brentford. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Robbie Brady's power-packed display softened the blow of Martin Olsson's injury absence in Norwich City's crushing Championship win over Brentford.

Olsson was sidelined with a knee problem, but Brady created the opening goal and slotted a second-half finish, deputising at left-back.

'I have been quoted as saying he is a better left-back and that is where I played him in the Premier League and I think that performance showed how good a left-back he can be,' said City boss Alex Neil. 'There is no question Robbie can do it. It is simply a matter of consistency and if he can put that type of performance together week in, week out he is a top, top player.'

Olsson was joined on the casualty list by Michael McGovern, Alex Tettey and Cameron Jerome.

'Martin had an issue with his knee. He couldn't really train on Friday and I didn't want to play him, aggravate it and he might miss this week,' said Neil. 'I thought Robbie put in a good performance at Derby and he did the same here. Michael hadn't really trained all week. Again, the knee but he has not been quite right and the other two lads were not close. They are not big issues but they just hadn't done enough to be under consideration.'