We must cut out drubbings - Martin
Russell Martin hopes the 5-2 defeat against Liverpool will be the last time Norwich are on the wrong end of a hammering this season.
The Barclays Premier League season may only be six matches old, but Chris Hughton's side have already conceded five times in two matches - in Saturday's home defeat to Liverpool and on the opening day of the season, when they lost 5-0 to Fulham. Last term the Canaries shipped 11 goals in their two defeats against Manchester City and also suffered painful losses to Liverpool and Sunderland. Martin, who captained the side in Grant Holt's absence at the weekend, hopes his defence tightens up so that they are not on the receiving end of several more beatings this season. "We were on the end of a few hidings last year so hopefully that is it for us now," said Martin, whose side went 1-0 down after just 67 seconds against the Reds. "But we can't afford to defend like that again. "If you start like that then you end up chasing the game and that is not us. We have been in every single game before Saturday's game, but that just wasn't us."