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MICHAEL TURNER: CITY RELISHING AWAY DAY TESTS

3 November 2014

Defender speaks ahead of Middlesbrough trip

MICHAEL Turner says City’s confidence when travelling away from home means they are ‘looking forward’ to the challenge of taking on Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest this week.

The Canaries have the third best record on the road in the Sky Bet Championship, with standout victories coming at Ipswich Town, Cardiff City and Brentford.

“We have been really pleased with the way we’ve played away from home and with the results we’ve picked up, so you could say we’re looking forward to the two away games coming up,” Turner told the press at Colney on Monday.

“They’re two big games against two teams who are obviously fighting towards the top of the league as well. We need to make sure we’re fully ready to go into these games.

“At all the away games we have a great turnout from our fans. They come in great numbers and in great voice. That’s obviously great for the lads going away on a Tuesday night. It will be a tough game against Middlesbrough and we will need our fans there to support us.”

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Turner has been at the heart of a tight Norwich City defence this season, and he says he’s enjoying his partnership with the Club’s captain, Russell Martin.

“He’s done a good job. He’s pretty much nailed his position there,” added the former Sunderland man.

“In that run of five games we conceded a few goals that we were disappointed with, but teams were getting barely any shots on our goal so we were really pleased with that. If it continues then I’m sure we can keep building and get even better.

“Generally we are a threat going forward. We have created a lot of chances and we always feel that if we keep a clean sheet then we will win a game.”

The 30-year-old knows Neil Adams’ men will face a test at the Riverside, however.

“They’re a big club in the Championship, they’ve been there a few years and they’ll be looking to get promotion as a lot of teams are in this league,” he commented.

“We knew the fixture list before we started and we knew we had tough Tuesday night games and this is another one. It’s a long trip but we’re all looking forward to it after Friday’s result.”

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