Martin: Loss could be a good thing

06 September 2010 11:30
Russell Martin says Norwich's opening-day defeat to Watford could help spur them onto a promotion charge for the Barclays Premier League. The 24-year-old has played in each of the Canaries' six fixtures this season, including the 3-2 home defeat to Watford on the opening day. However, Martin insists the result could prove the perfect tonic for Norwich as they go in search of back-to-back promotions. "If we can stay consistent, which we have been the last two or three weeks since that first game against Watford, who knows?" he told Eastern News. "Maybe that was the wake-up call we needed to realise this is a tough, tough league because since then the lads have been absolutely brilliant. Now if we can keep that consistency level like we did last year, you never know where it will take us. "We're not putting any pressure on ourselves. We just want to come and show that we can play in this league, and we earned the right to do it last year."

Source: PA