Martin makes defensive case
Defender Russell Martin has warned that Norwich must tighten up at the back if they want to maintain their good start.
Last Updated: 25/11/11 2:43pm
Norwich defender Russell Martin has warned that the Canaries must tighten up at the back if they want to maintain their good start.
But he believes there is no chance of manager Paul Lambert reining in their attacking instincts when they host QPR on Saturday.
The Premier League new-boys have impressed on their top-flight return and sit in 11th place despite failing to keep a clean sheet this season.
Full-back Martin, who has been employed as a makeshift centre-half for the injury-hit Canaries, faced a difficult afternoon against Arsenal as in-form Robin van Persie bagged twice in their recent 2-1 away win at Carrow Road.
But the 25-year-old insists Norwich have learned from their mistakes as they look to earn their fourth win of the season against Rangers at Carrow Road.
Martin said: "You get punished at this level. Van Persie is in the form of his life at the moment and he is one of the best players in the world.
"But we move on. We learned a lesson from it.
"We need to defend better. If we get back to a solid base we will win games."
He added: "Under the gaffer it's all about winning.
"Against Arsenal anything is a bonus. But QPR are a team expected to be around us so that is the added importance."