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Marley Watkins: Doubts won't stop me

9 March 2018

Marley Watkins says he is determined to end a frustrating debut season at Norwich City in positive fashion.

The Wales international's campaign has been stop-start, with a disrupted pre-season followed by a series of minor injuries having hampered his progress.

Speaking ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet Championship game at Hull, Watkins said: "We all go through highs and lows in our careers.

"This season hasn't gone as I'd expected. I'm not going to make excuses. I have to give 100 per cent and not let it defeat me.

"If you take positives from adversity, it strengthens you. I want to end the season on a high and take that into next season.

"I've been doubted before and I try to turn it into positive energy. I want to come back stronger." 

With his team struggling in front of goal, the 27-year-old is fully aware of where collective improvements need to be made in order to progress.

"We need to start putting things together in the final-third," he explained.

"Some games we've been unlucky but we need to become more of an attacking threat. It comes as a team and we've all got to chip in by getting into the box and supporting the striker.

"This season has been a transitional season. We've sorted the defence and our possession is getting better and better.

"I think it will come, so we've got to keep plugging away. We need to stick together and keep belief we'll score goals."

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