Martin upbeat despite defeat

15 September 2010 12:30
Norwich defender Russell Martin was quick to take the positives from his side`s 3-1 defeat at Doncaster. Martin opened his account for the Canaries with a close-range header but a James Coppinger hat-trick was enough to condemn Paul Lambert`s men to defeat. Martin said: "We didn't start the game well enough and we can't keep giving teams a goal start. "We then gave away a sloppy goal at the start of the second half, which gave us a mountain to climb and we couldn't get back from that. "But I think for the last 20 minutes of the first half and especially all the second half we came here to a team who are renowned for being very good at home and playing good football and we dominated them. They passed it well for the first 20 minutes but after that I don't think we let them get playing. "They caught us on the counter-attack at the start of the second half with a goal that killed the game for us a bit, but with the effort the lads have put in we probably should have had something out of the game before we conceded the third one. Not many teams will come here and win games so we can't get too down on ourselves."

Source: PA