Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Martin extends Norwich stay

Russell Martin was part of the Norwich side that secured promotion to the Premier League
Russell Martin was part of the Norwich side that secured promotion to the Premier League

Norwich defender Russell Martin has signed a new three-year contract.

Scotland international Martin, 27, joined Norwich from Peterborough in January 2010 following a successful loan spell and was an integral part of the side which secured promotion to the top flight under former manager Paul Lambert.

"I am extremely delighted - everyone knows how I feel about playing for this football club," Martin said on www.canaries.co.uk.

"Since I first arrived here it has gone unbelievably well and I feel really settled in the area.

"I am happy playing for this club and I have got a great relationship with the players, staff and the supporters, and I'm just delighted to be here for another three years."

Norwich manager Chris Hughton feels the move repays the player for his services in helping keep the club in the Premier League again last season.

"It is about players earning a new deal and I am delighted to be extending Russell Martin's contract," said Hughton.

"Russ has played his full part not just in helping us to achieve our finishing position last season, but of course in the club's massive successes over the previous three seasons and he has certainly earned his new contract."

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife galleries

More

Latest Sport News

Stats Centre