Norwich City boss Chris Hughton - No talks over any permanent move to Swindon Town for Chris Martin

Chris Martin becomes the ninth Norwich City player currently out on loan Chris Martin becomes the ninth Norwich City player currently out on loan

Friday, November 16, 2012
10:29 AM

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton says there have been no talks over any permanent move to Swindon Town for striker Chris Martin, who has joined the League One club on loan.

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The 24-year-old has signed for the Robins in a move that will keep him at the County Ground until January 5.

Martin has been limited to just three appearances for the Canaries this season under Hughton – playing in the Capital Cup wins over Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, after an 87th-minute appearance as a substitute against Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League fixture back in August.

The Beccles-born striker has scored 34 goals in 117 appearances for City but is out of contract at the end of the season.

Hughton said: “It is a chance for him to go and play games. In that respect it was no different to letting Jacob (Butterfield) go out to Bolton last week. These are always tough decisions.

“I think what you can do as a manager is be greedy and look after yourself and the club and keep everybody here for any glut of injuries you might have, but it is about trying to get the balance right.

“At this moment, with what we have got, Chris hasn’t been making the squad so it is an opportunity for him to get the games he needs.”

Asked if there was a possibility of a permanent deal, Hughton said: “It’s not something we have spoken about, to be honest. The opportunity arose and we felt it was a good opportunity. With anybody who goes out on loan, it is about playing games and coming back a better player.”

Martin becomes the ninth City player currently out on loan and Swindon boss Paolo di Canio, whose team are sixth in League One, welcomed him aboard.

He said: “Not everybody will recognise him as the best finisher. He is more a second striker who likes to play round the centre-half, but he is a modern footballer.

“His first touch is good and he plays around the box, and he is a good player like we want to have.

“I told him straightaway, smiling, sometimes he is a bit lazy but has good quality.

“He is an intelligent guy and smiled at my point, and what he misses at the moment is matches. It will take time for him to be fit like the others, and he will see maybe part of the game and then gradually more.”

4 comments

  • Wow, Paulo really saying it straight. If CMart was under any illusions then PdC has certainly shattered them there. Could be a match made in heaven?

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    shefcanary

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Diplomatic by Paolo`s standards! This looks like ending with CM leaving for no fee. Should`ve sold him last Summer. Then, perhaps his notorious laziness & edgy relationship with the licensed trade meant nobody came a-calling? Certainly Crystal Palace had a good look at him, then signed Wilby for free. It does not seem so long ago he was a third of the "Holy Trinity" and scoring for fun. In League One.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Only a bit lazy, he normally speaks his mind!!

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    kevin

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Paolo won't find him a pushover though... see what I did there :-)

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    B Inners

    Friday, November 16, 2012

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