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RUSSELL MARTIN REVELS IN WINNING FEELING

16 August 2014

Skipper hopes Watford victory launches City's season

RUSSELL Martin was happy to enjoy the winning feeling again after the Canaries’ resounding 3-0 triumph over Watford on Saturday.

The result marked City’s first competitive victory under Neil Adams’ management and Martin hopes it can mark the beginning of a successful Sky Bet Championship campaign.

“It feels great, it’s nice to get it back. It’s been a while; it’s not just felt like a while,” he said after the final whistle.

“I said to the boys that I hope it’s the start of something now, especially here at Carrow Road.

“We need to get this place going – if we can get a bit of momentum it counts for a lot, as we proved last time we were in this league.

“Neil and the staff deserve it. The performances have been much improved since he’s come in, and we’ve deserved a win before now. I’m sure he’s a bit relieved, but I’m also sure he knew with the lads he’s got and the performances we’ve put in, it was going to come sooner than later.”

Skipper Martin was impressed with how quickly the squad were able to put the opening day defeat to Wolves behind them.

“We’re a pretty level-headed group. We analysed the Wolves game and got over it pretty quickly, and we knew what we had to do this week and thankfully we did it.

“I thought we kept the ball really well and we showed real purpose with it in and around the box. We didn’t get sloppy, which is easy to do. We came through it with flying colours.

“On to Tuesday now. It’s going to be up and down this league, it’s a tough league, a long league and a physical league.

"We can’t expect it to all be plain-sailing, but when you do have a setback you have to bounce back quickly and we did that today.”

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