Norwich City striker Chris Martin has had his loan spell with Championship side Derby County extended until the end of the season.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Martin’s initial one-month loan spell at Pride Park ended after he scored his first goal in five appearances for the Rams in their televised 2-1 home win over promotion-chasing Leicester City on Saturday.

The deal will be finalised next week before Derby resume their league programme with a Good Friday game at home to Bristol City.

Derby boss Nigel Clough told the club’s official website: “We’re happy Chris is sticking around and we were delighted to see him score against Leicester last weekend.

“We have been talking to Norwich for around a week now, so it’s good to get something sorted.

“We’ve been very encouraged by what we’ve seen from Chris and feel there’s more to come from him too.

“He’s not played too many games this season so he’s been a little short in terms of match fitness and that side of his game will improve with the more games he plays, but in terms of his quality and use of the ball we have been very pleased with him.”

Clough also hinted at the possibility of a permanent deal for next season.

“We are looking at maybe beyond his loan, we’ll see,” he said.

Martin, 24, is out of contract at Carrow Road in the summer, and is not in City’s current 25-man Premier League squad.

He is on his second loan move of the season after a three-month spell at League One side Swindon Town where he made 12 appearances and scored one goal.

He has made only three appearances for the Canaries’ this season, taking him to a career total of 117 games for the club, in which he has scored 34 goals.

Latest Norwich City stories

10 comments

  • Good luck to Chris at Derby, he is playing at the right level for him to be a County favourite. If he gets the chance of a permanant deal he should grab it.

    Report this comment

    goldie

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Several innocuous posts blocked. Weird.

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Will we get any ££££s?

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • I keep forgetting that he's only 24. I think someone else posted that it might be an idea to develop him. I always liked him. Took a good free kick as well.

    Report this comment

    Lobbo

    Friday, March 22, 2013

  • 4 blockings and rising.

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Friday, March 22, 2013

  • Coldplay at the county ground\pride park bigger crowd than a championship football match !

    Report this comment

    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • And what lies ahead for Smith, Adeyemi, Butterfield, Vaughan. Ayala. Barnett, Ward and RuddSteerCamp. Always rated smith as a battler, Adeyemi for finesse and Ayala for bit of skilll at the back.Al the eforts with the youth set up have not come to much in recent years. Cardiff to be renamed Norwich Welsh?

    Report this comment

    Pondlife

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • I wish him well, but for his own career he should have moved a year ago. I think this will become permanent, and hopefully he gets a bit of confidence and consistency in his game with some regular goals.

    Report this comment

    MBA Marine

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Lets hope he gets a new deal there. Realistically, I can't see him pulling on a Norwich City shirt again now.

    Report this comment

    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT