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RUSS MARTIN: "WE'VE ADAPTED QUICKLY"

17 October 2014

Captain speaks ahead of Fulham trip

RUSSELL Martin has been impressed with how fast Norwich City have got used to life in the Sky Bet Championship.

Although their skipper believes there’s still more to come, the Canaries sit top of the table after eleven games as they prepare to resume their season after the international break with a trip to Fulham on Saturday (3pm).

“I think even a few of us probably thought it might take a little longer than it has to settle in the league and to get the points that we’ve got,” he told the media.

“We’ve adapted quickly without really hitting the heights that we’re capable of yet.

“We’ve played well, we’ve attacked well and we’ve put in some really good performances, and I think the disappointment from the last couple of games shows how far we’ve come really quickly.

“There’s still a lot more to come, but there will be ups and down this season, there always is in the Championship.”


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Norwich haven’t achieved victory over the Cottagers since 1986 but Martin believes this set of players has what it takes to end that run, especially given that they are chasing their fifth consecutive win on the road in the league.

“I don’t think it will stand for much, and with the away performances we’ve put in this season, we’ll go there and have a right go at getting a result,” he said.

“I really enjoy playing there. I think it’s a great stadium, a proper, traditional, old-fashioned stadium. The area around it’s nice as well, but that’s nothing to do with football!

“Regardless of what’s gone on down there, we’re a different team this year. We have a different ethic now and a different way of playing.”

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