Dressing room like a morgue: Marshall

PUBLISHED: 10:59 09 October 2007 | UPDATED: 10:37 14 September 2010

DAVID CUFFLEY

Goalkeeper David Marshall admitted the dressing room was "like a morgue" after the Canaries suffered their sixth Championship defeat of the season.

Marshall, comfortably City's best performer in the 1-0 reverse at Queen's Park Rangers, refused to use the loss of Dion Dublin at half-time with a back injury as an excuse for the result.

Goalkeeper David Marshall admitted the dressing room was “like a morgue” after the Canaries suffered their sixth Championship defeat of the season.

Marshall, comfortably City's best performer in the 1-0 reverse at Queen's Park Rangers, refused to use the loss of Dion Dublin at half-time with a back injury as an excuse for the result.

He said: “I think it is a big loss when you lose Dion but it should still be handled better by everybody in the team, to be honest. Dion's a great player and he does a lot of talking and organising, but I think we've got enough experience on the pitch. We should be able to perform better than we did in the second half.

“In the first half, it was OK. I don't think we played too well or too badly but in the second half we just seemed to go again, which has happened a lot this season.”

He said there was a sombre mood in the changing room after the match.

“It's like a morgue in there. It's disappointing. We are still in the bottom three,” said Marshall.

“The boys here were brought in by the manager to perform and we should be higher up the league. But at the end of the day, the league doesn't lie. We've not performed well so far this season.”

Marshall had no complaints about Rangers' penalty winner after 66 minutes. Martin Rowlands scored from the spot after Ian Murray, who replaced Dublin at the interval, fouled Rowan Vine.

Said the 'keeper: “If it wasn't a penalty, I think the one before when Shacks (Jason Shackell) had the boy down was a penalty, so maybe these things kind of even out. I think Shacks would admit himself that the one before was, so we can't argue about that after the way we played.

“Everybody's down. It's disappointing, we don't want to be where we are.

“I cannot speak for other boys. My confidence is not low in terms of playing the game. I still want to play and do well. I'm sure the other boys are the same. But things aren't happening - that's six games without a goal and we've not even looked like scoring. So I don't know when things will turn. We'll just need to keep working hard.

“Anybody can get back into a game - a corner, a deflection, a stupid mistake or even a penalty - but we never created a lot of chances in the game.”

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