Finishing still Norwich's biggest problem, says Martin

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The Norwich captain says their approach to the final few games of the season won't change, starting with a crunch clash with Manchester United on Saturday.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin admits his side's poor finishing has been a telling factor in their struggles this season. 

The Canaries, who are currently two points adrift from safety, host Manchester United in Saturday's early kick-off, knowing that anything other than a win will increase the likelihood of a return to the Championship. 

The last meeting between the two sides saw Norwich shock Louis Van Gaal's men by securing a 2-1 win at Old Trafford, and Martin says his team need to rediscover a similar cutting edge in front of goal if they are to secure victory this time around.

His point was well demonstrated last weekend when an impotent attacking performance stifled what was otherwise a good performance in the 1-0 defeat at Arsenal. 

According to the Eastern Daily Press, Martin said: “I think missing chances is probably a factor in where we are. We’ve been on top in a lot of games and been dominant, or winning a game and not quite put it to bed with chances. But that’s why we find ourselves where we are. It’s not the only reason, but it is one of them.

“We haven’t done it and when you don’t, you’re trying to keep a clean sheet for as long as possible.”

As well as a tough run-in ahead, Norwich's fate largely rests on the fortunes of relegation rivals Sunderland and, to a lesser extent, Newcastle United, but Martin believes the approach to Norwich's three remaining games has not changed.

“I don’t think it’s become too much more difficult. Win three games and we stay up, it’s as simple as that,” he added. 

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