Russell Martin demands 'changes' from Norwich

With the Canaries' relegation to the Championship all but mathematically confirmed, the long-serving defender is keen to fix the "culture" of losing that has developed
Norwich City captain Russell Martin is predicting a close-season of upheaval when his side's relegation from the Premier League becomes official.

The Canaries require a mathematical miracle – a 17-goal swing – in beating Arsenal in the final day of the campaign on Sunday as well as West Brom to suffer a heavy home defeat against Stoke City in order to stay up.

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Martin offers no excuses for the club's slump back into the Championship and thinks that wholesale changes are needed to address a return of just eight wins from 37 league games, while Chris Hughton's long-term successor also needs appointing.

"There needs to be changes," the defender, who was part of the Norwich side who clinched promotion to the top flight in 2010-11, told reporters.

"We've lost too many games this season and that becomes almost a culture and that needs to change.

"In my opinion, it's a massive summer for the football club because, whatever happens, there will have to be a decision made on the manager and then the recruitment of players.

"We need to go back to the Championship and then bounce back to where we belong. I believe we belong in the Premier League as a football club.

"You have a choice as a player to either wallow in self-pity and feel sorry for yourself or you have a choice to say 'right, this has happened' and you learn from it and grow from it."