CITY’s recent Barclays Premier League experiences could prove invaluable when they tackle the division again in 2015-16 after one season away.
That’s the view of Russell Martin, who made 95 top flight appearances for the Canaries between 2011 and 2014.
He is promising a positive approach once Alex Neil’s side get their campaign underway against Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on Saturday, August 8.
“We attacked it last time we first went up with a squad that was unproven and unknown. We’ll attack it again with this manager,” said the Club’s captain.
“I know I can play in the Premier League, and so do a lot of the other lads, who have played a lot of games at that level.
“That is a huge plus. We have done it in this league before but now have a squad who are well capable.”
Martin, City’s second longest-serving player behind Wes Hoolahan, says everyone at the Club is ready embrace the challenge of competing in what he believes is a hugely competitive league below the regular big-spenders at the summit.
“I think everyone connected with the club is going to enjoy it and it’s important we do,” he told pinkun.com.
“Apart from the top four or six teams, who have huge money and can sign any player they want, it is a very tight league and that was shown again last season.
“Up until the last few weeks 10 or 11 could have been in that bottom three. If we look after ourselves at home against teams in and around us with this manager I know we’ll approach away games in a positive manner.”