Norwich City loan watch: Martin enjoying life at Rangers despite penalty controversy

Russell Martin, right, battles Ross striker David Ngog. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Russell Martin, right, battles Ross striker David Ngog. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Despite a late scare at Ross County, Russell Martin is enjoying the early days of his loan spell at Rangers.

The 32-year-old Norwich City defender made his second appearance for the Scottish Premiership side and was left dazed after a David Ngog shot was blasted at him from close range, with a penalty given for handball.

Ngog scored from the spot but the Gers held out for a 2-1 win to move up to reclaim second place in the table.

'I'm loving it, I'm really enjoying it,' Martin told the Rangers website. 'It's an easy group to come into and feel welcome, feel settled, it's a brilliant football club and I'm enjoying it every day here with the facilities and the training, just enjoying every day.

'The staff are great and we've had two good wins, so it's all going well.'

Elsewhere in Scotland, recent signing Kenny McLean played the full match as Aberdeen won 3-1 at home to Kilmarnock on Saturday, the midfielder seeing a late shot well saved as he returned to the Dons on loan.

Hearts were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Motherwell with Canaries forward Steven Naismith seeing a 25-yard shot well saved before the scorers were troubled, as he played the full 90 minutes.

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