City striker Chris Martin’s loan to Championship side Crystal Palace is to be extended until February 4, subject to the relevant paperwork being completed.

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Martin joined the London club in November and has made eight first team appearances, scoring once in a 1-1 draw against Derby, and manager Dougie Freedman is keen to take a longer look at the 23-year-old.

Palace are 11th in the Championship, just three points off the play-off positions, and are preparing for a two-leg Carling Cup semi-final against Cardiff, for which Martin is eligible.

Freedman said earlier this week: “Chris is one I’d like to keep. He hasn’t played as much as he would have liked but he’ll be the first to admit that the speed and intensity that we train and play has caught him by surprise.

“He wasn’t as match-fit as he could’ve been and needed his first month to get up to pace.

“I firmly believe the best is yet to come.”

Beccles-born Martin has scored 34 goals in 114 senior games for City, but missed the final three months of last season with a hamstring injury.

He was given just four Premier League outings this season before making the loan switch to the Eagles.

Meanwhile, City midfielder Tom Adeyemi’s loan to Oldham is set to be extended to the end of the season, according to a report on BBC Sport.

Oldham boss Paul Dickov has said he is keen to retain Adeyemi’s services after three goals in 24 appearances for the League One club.

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7 comments

  • well excuse me for being so dumb!

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    MBA Marine

    Friday, January 6, 2012

  • so if Crystal palace train so much harder than are boys do why are they not performing better? do we need to up our training to match the championship boys or do they train that hard that they are too tired to play? shame Martin isnt scoring more, we could have gotten a few clubs intersted and sold for descent money.

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    MBA Marine

    Friday, January 6, 2012

  • CM has always been on the fringes and has never convinced enough to become that automatic choice. Its definately time for PL to let him go.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Friday, January 6, 2012

  • Descent money-is that like a parachute payment LOL!!

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    Bob Hunt

    Friday, January 6, 2012

  • Come on, boys. Save the invective for the Enemy! Though I do agree with baguio in principle. Trouble with being too critical of others` grammar and spelling is in the petard hoisting category. But we should all at least try to post in something resembling good English. Remember, this is not Suffolk!! OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

  • I've always been a fan of C Martin, even though he seems to get a bad rap. Would be a shame to see him go, but if another club can offer him first team football then I think he deserves it.

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    Luke_NCFC

    Friday, January 6, 2012

  • Come on MBA Marine you're having a laugh surely? The SAS train hard, does it make them top class footballers? Uh no obviously not! I wonder about the comments published on here sometimes, as well as the written English . People, please please read your posts before you submit. It's making all NCFC supporters look stupid!

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    baguio

    Friday, January 6, 2012

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