“Leadership and passion is needed in a transition period” – Norwich City fans react to Russell Martin’s new contract

Russell Martin lifting the Championship play-off final trophy at Wembley in 2015. Picture: Paul Ches

Russell Martin lifting the Championship play-off final trophy at Wembley in 2015. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City fans have been discussing news of a contract extension for club captain Russell Martin.

The Canaries revealed the long-serving defender has signed a one-year extension to keep him with the club until 2019, with the option for a further 12 months.

Martin made 39 appearances last season to take his overall tally to 302 and move him up to 23rd in the club’s all-time appearances list.

Signed from Peterborough by Paul Lambert in November 2009, the new contract could potentially see the 31-year-old complete 10 seasons with the Canaries and earn a testimonial.

Farke, speaking to City’s website, added: “Russell is an idol here and it’s a great decision to give him this deal. He’s the skipper, and he will be my captain for this season.


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“Even when there are times when he’s not playing, he’s so important for the whole squad. All of the younger guys can learn from him about how to be a professional, how to work under pressure, how to behave. He’s a smart, intelligent guy and it’s a great decision for Norwich City.”

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