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3 April 2015

City captain praises squad's togetherness after Brighton victory.

RUSSELL Martin saluted an effective display which saw Norwich City come away from Brighton & Hove Albion with a 1-0 victory in the Sky Bet Championship on Good Friday.

The Canaries had to wait until just after the hour-mark for their winner, with Bradley Johnson on hand to convert Nathan Redmond's cut-back following some excellent work from the substitute.

City's captain praised the patience of his side, and after the game told Norwich City TV: "It was a good team performance, and a good away performance.

"We were really good for the first half an hour, and then in the second half defended well as a team. Although they had a lot of the ball we were quite comfortable, and they didn't have too many clear-cut chances.

"It gets a little bit easier when you score, and once we got that goal the boys put in a great shift. Had we got that during our dominant period in the first 30 minutes or so it could have been a totally different game.

"The fact we didn't is credit to Brighton. They played some good stuff but we stood up to it, and the gaffer is really pleased."

A second successive victory helped keep up the pressure on City's promotion rivals, ahead of an Easter Monday meeting with Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road.

The 29-year-old is aware of the need to maintain such momentum as the regular campaign draws to a close, commenting: "He [Alex Neil] wants good performances but at the end of the day it's all about results.

"The pressure is on at this stage of the season, and we showed the right mentality and togetherness today. We can't take anything for granted in this division, especially now.

"We just have to concentrate on what we can do. Nathan came on and made an impact by giving us a spark, which shows the strength we have.

"We've got five games in the next two weeks or so, and that's hopefully when our squad depth will come to the fore."

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