Norwich City boss praises 'hit and miss' Michael Turner
Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has said defender Michael Turner put in a standout performance in the 1-0 win over Arsenal - overcoming a difficult start to his Carrow Road career.
The Canaries had conceded five in each of Turner's two previous Premier League starts this term.
"It's been a little bit hit and miss for him since he come," Hughton told BBC Radio Norfolk.
"But the reason we brought him in was his experience. And we needed that."
- Brentford: 110 games, three goals
- Hull: 145 games, 13 goals
- Sunderland: 77 games, one goal
- Norwich: Five games, no goals
Sunderland allowed the 28-year-old to move to Norwich for an undisclosed fee in the summer, despite starting their last 20 games of the 2011-12 campaign, and arrived in late July, missing much of the club's pre-season preparation.
"He was off the back of having a long run of games at Sunderland in the second half of last season. He missed a good chunk of pre-season," added Hughton.
"I don't like to single anybody out but I'm really pleased for Michael."
Norwich's victory over the Gunners on Saturday, their first in the league this season, owed a lot to the rigidity of their 4-2-3-1 formation, with goalscorer Grant Holt leading the line in a lone striker role.
It is a system Hughton says he prefers to use but he hopes the other frontmen at the club do not feel disheartened by a lack of forward opportunities.
"It's a formation I like. But you need time," he said.
"When I came here we had five strikers. Just because I've gone that way doesn't mean the good quality strikers we have at this club won't get a look in.
"It's about trying to get a given formation for any game. The only right formation is the one that we win with."