Marshall - I owe City

Norwich City goalkeeper David Marshall feels he “owed” the Canaries fans a performance after getting injured while on-loan at Carrow Road last season. The former Celtic man only played four games for City before getting injured in the FA Cup against Chelsea meaning the 22-year-old never got the chance to show his true capabilities.

Norwich City goalkeeper David Marshall feels he “owed” the Canaries fans a performance after getting injured while on-loan at Carrow Road last season.

The former Celtic man only played four games for City before getting injured in the FA Cup against Chelsea meaning the 22-year-old never got the chance to show his true capabilities.

However, with a £1m move completed in the summer, Marshall wasted no time against West Ham convincing the Carrow Road faithful that he can continue the Norwich dynasty of outstanding goalkeepers.

Three reflex saves in the space of six minutes kept the Hammers at bay and earned Marshall the sponsors' man-of-the-match award.


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“It was a good workout as I've not really had a lot to do in a lot of the pre-season games that I've played,” he said. “I felt like I owed a performance to show everyone what I can do.

“It was difficult because I only got to play four games when I came down here last season and I did not have much to do in those matches.

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“I think it's a good move for me and I really want to show the fans what I can do as they didn't get to see a lot of me last season.”

Marshall revealed that he is feeling no ill-effects from the ankle injury he suffered last season and could have played towards the end of the campaign for Celtic but for the terms of his loan agreement with the Canaries.

“I've got no bad feeling in it at all and I took a bit of extra time to get over the injury which helped as I could not play for Celtic under the loan terms I came to Norwich under.”

Marshall was not the only goalkeeper manager Peter Grant brought in over the summer with Matty Gilks arriving on a free transfer from Rochdale.

However, Marshall said he is used to fighting for his place from his days at Parkhead after playing second fiddle for much of his time in Glasgow to Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

“It's something that I'm used to,” he said. “It's been a good pre-season for both of us and he is a very good 'keeper. I know that I'm going to have to be on my toes to keep my place.”

Marshall insisted there is a belief amongst the squad that if the new signings bed in well then it could be their season.

“We don't really talk about it but I think there's a quiet sort of confidence and if we keep everybody fit I think we can do well.

“I think the lads that have been brought in have got a bit to show. You know Curo (Jamie Cureton) is keen to show what he can do and I think a few of the lads that have been brought in have got something to prove.”

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