Martin: The best is yet to come from strikeforce

Paddy Davitt Norwich frontman Chris Martin promises the best is yet to come from City's prolific strikeforce.Martin and top scorer Grant Holt have plundered 30 goals this season ahead of today's League One long haul to Yeovil and the former City academy prospect is relishing life alongside his more experienced partner.

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Norwich frontman Chris Martin promises the best is yet to come from City's prolific strikeforce.

Martin and top scorer Grant Holt have plundered 30 goals this season ahead of today's League One long haul to Yeovil and the former City academy prospect is relishing life alongside his more experienced partner.

"I've learned a hell of a lot from him," said Martin. "No-one ever stops learning in this game but to play with someone like Grant and to look at his attitude to the game and just how many goals he does score and the positions he gets himself in can only help me with my game.


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"If I'm able to take any sort of advice or anything from him that can only be good for me I think.

"You need to be scoring as a partnership to take that confidence into the next game and to obviously get picked for the games but over time it has worked well.

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"I don't know if that is down to a bit of luck or good judgement but it has worked well with me and Holty and Wes (Hoolahan) in behind us so hopefully that combination can stay fresh and keep scoring goals."

Martin, pictured, is confident the trio's own in-house competition to top the City scoring charts will not be hit by unwanted January transfer window speculation surrounding the club's prized assets.

"We need all the parts to stay together to keep pushing for promotion come the end of the season," said Martin. "No-one wants to see any player leave in January because we would obviously lose a certain amount from the team.

"You take one player out of any team it can possibly have an adverse effect and we want to keep the team together and hopefully we can do that.

"We'd all like to be up there as the top scorer so with that competition I guess it does drive you on. That can only help.

"I like to score goals and try and keep up with the others and they have got a little bit away from me but as long as we keep putting in performances then the chances will come along."

Martin is predicting a much stiffer challenge at Huish Park today after City exorcised some opening day demons against Colchester with a 4-0 Carling Cup romp in August.

"I don't think that has any bearing whatsoever on this game," he said. "Yeovil seem to have picked up from where they were at the start of the season and obviously so have we. It will be a tough game but one we are looking forward to."

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