Striker Chris Martin wants to stay with Norwich City and fight for a first team place, according to his agent.

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The 23-year-old, entering the final year of his contract with the Canaries, has been linked with Burnley, after reported interest from former loan club Crystal Palace and Millwall earlier in the summer.

But Martin’s representative, Matt Kleinman, said the player had his sights set on proving himself to new City boss Chris Hughton.

He said he was unaware of any interest from Burnley. “There is always a lot of speculation at this time of year,” said Kleinman.

“At the moment there is a new manager and Chris is back in pre-season with Norwich.

“He is looking to prove himself at Norwich and play in the Premier League.

“We’re not expecting anything at the moment, although things can always change in a couple of weeks.”

Martin, with 34 goals in 114 outings for the Canaries, made just four first team appearances under Paul Lambert last season before joining Palace, where he scored seven times.

His agent does concede that he may look for another loan move this term if it turns out that he is not in contention for a place in Hughton’s team.

“If it materialises that he is not in the manager’s plans then he might look to go out on loan,” said Kleinman.

“But right now he is in pre-season with Norwich and looking to stay there.”

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28 comments

  • MB you must be doing something right. I've been ok with getting my comments through some how. But it's always a nice surprise when I don't get ethered now lol.

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    ImDrunky

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • I don't think his Norwich time is done, if he is willing to work hard and if as canarydownunder said, he has learnt from his time at Palace (who seemed to rate him highly and he didn't do bad for them at all), then he could earn himself a Premiership Career. His all round game is actually quite accomplished so I don'r doubt his footballing ability + potential, it's whether he will go that extra mile to stand out. I personally would love nothing more than to see him rise up to the Norwich challenge he has ahead of him, being as how very local he is to me.

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    Billy

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Beccles bor Billy?

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Ref Mohsni, he`s a grit ol` unit; 6` 3". Mainly a centre half. But he`s played mostly at Div.2 level. He scored 18 goals in 50-odd games for Southend. Another rumour has it that Sam "Fred Flintstone" Allardyce is interested in him. Looks like a loose cannon to me. Cannot imagine the Sultan of Serenity (Hoots) being interested in him. Just billythesourgrapesleedstrollbookie having a malicious little stir? C. Martin leaving is more likely but I`d still like to see him rise to the occasion. As long as we don`t end up letting him go for no fee! Sorry to bang on about that, but I`ll not readily forget Lee Croft`s free departure to Derby! Morison is NOT lazy. He can`t help it if he looks a tad miserable; it`s the face he was born with! Apropos of nothing, it`s a pity Adam Drury had to end his career with Colin, or perhaps CW will be gone from Leeds ere long? Odds?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • Hot off the Press, Soglio. Mohsni`s on trial @ West Ham. Magistrates. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • AJB, I agree Moro went a bit `flat` in the second half of the season, but he did well as `lone striker` in the first half of it. Do you remember how he bullied Mertesacker off the ball before scoring against Arsenal at Carra Rud? Later in the season there was a spell of odd team selection, perhaps coincidental with our manager`s wobble to the West Midlands. Morison was not the only player affected. No doubt Chris Martin would be hard pressed to find better role models than Holty and Simeon. It`s up to him to put in the work now. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • BillyGoatGruffTheBookie. He's an amateur. 4-6 Snodders to Vanilla. 3-2 GH 10+ premiership goals.

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    billythefleeceyoudrybookie

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • Indeed so, he's definitely calmed down a lot too. People disliked him for his attitude and behaviour in his earlier years.

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    Billy

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Answering my own question; Chris is 24 in November this year.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • 411 CM to Championship Club 251 Bilel Mohsni to train with NCFC

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    billythefleeceyoudrybookie

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • So do I MB and I really hope he takes this chance. As for Morrison, ok the second half of the season he wasn't so good, but I wouldn't call him lazy and without his goals I doubt we would have been that comfortable in the league.

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    ImDrunky

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • canarydownunder, which Morisson have you been watching? towards the end of last season he was lazy, second to the ball and played as if he did not care! These are critisisms that could have been said of CM in the past. I would prefer he learned from Holty or Jackson.

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    AJB

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • ImDrunky, I seem to have re-entered the ether zone in my multiple attempts to have a dialogue with AJB. Morison, very unfairly, became the scapegoat for other malaises originating in Birmingham......

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • that 4-11 and 25-1

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    billythefleeceyoudrybookie

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • That`s not bad. 1st inexplicable ethering of the day!

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • They`ve turned the etherblocker up again.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • Nope, cannot get thro`. `Bye.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • C Martin was always a good finisher but needed to learn to work hard off the ball, like Morisson does. Time will tell if he's learnt anything from his spell at Palace. He must be pleased to see the new manager come in.

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    canarydownunder

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Hot off the Press II. Peter Odemwingie has had a "bust up" with WBA manager Steve Clarke. Wigan apparently had a £4million bid for PO turned down recently. Trouble is, he`s 31 and that`s getting on a bit. Unless, of course, you`re the ageless Holty. The Dorian Gray of Carra Rud!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • ImDrunky, I think he could still make it. It`s up to him to put everything into that ambition. He could not have wished for a better management team to learn from. And of course, Holty as a role model. As long as we don`t "do a Lee Croft" and lose him for no fee. He`ll be past 24 years old when his contract expires......

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Bad-boy Bilel Mohsni has been branded 'a walking foul' by his Southend manager after his latest red card controversy. And the fiery Frenchman faces the axe after fans saw his (sic him) arguing with team-mates in the tunnel before storming out of Oldham's Boundary Park and asking bemused fans for directions to the nearest railway station. 3 red cards and 17 yellows in 54 matches for Southend. Is this the guy billythetroll wants us to sign?

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    Soglio Star

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Sorry Chris, you are a good player but not Prem material in my opinion. Get yourself a transfere to a good Championship side.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • His only had what, 4 premier league games? That's not really enough time to judge if he is premier league material or not. Him wanting to stays to fight for his position will hopefully mean he'll work hard and get us goals.

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    ImDrunky

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • If he works really hard, he could make it; the talent is there. And confine his "fighting" to fighting for his place. If he does leave, NCFC should make sure they get a fee before his contract expires, or at least `compo`, should that happen. When does he turn 24?? Seem to remember losing Lee Croft for no fee or compensation a few seasons back.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • AJB, I agree Morison did seem to go off the boil in the second half of the season. He did a good job of harrassing and beating up defences in the earlier weeks, though. Remember the goal he got against Arsenal @ Carra Rud? Bullied Mertesacker off the ball and wallop! Chris Martin could not hope for better role models than Holt and Cinnamon, but Morison`s 10 goal haul last season was not bad. He did become the focal point of dissatisfaction when things went a bit flat, but unfairly, I believe. There were some strange team selections when the then manager was wobbling to the West Midlands.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • I see billytheselfabusingbookie, aka the Leeds troll, has admitted his true aim in life. To fleece us dry. Lovely mixed metaphor. Congratulations. What a nice man. And SO charming. Not. I never use bookies` shops, they are very unpleasant places, which is why egg`nspoon man fits in so well. A humpty numpty.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Am I right in thinking that after our concerted and combined efforts over the weekend, that the 'ethering machine' has been turned down a couple of notches?

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    Kent Anglian

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Billy the Bookie, you would amaze me with your information network if we were actually interested in Southend's Bilel Mohsni and his bad disciplinary record. However, you do only have it down as an outside chance.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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