Date: 3rd July 2017 at 2:25pm
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Russell Martin has signed a contract extension, keeping him at Carrow Road until 2019, the club have announced on canaries.co.uk



The deal also has an option for a further year and will see the 31 year old complete 10 seasons with the club – he will also remain Club Captain.

Martin passed the 300 appearances landmark last season and could theoretically pass the 400 mark if he stays a regular starter for the club.

Martin told canaries.co.uk: “I`m delighted to extend my contract. I think everyone knows how much this Club means to me and my family, and I want to say a big thanks to the manager and Stuart Webber for making it happen. They want a bit of stability and people with experience here and hopefully that`s what I`ll carry on bringing for the next couple of years. It`s also a massive honour to be asked to continue captaining the side.

“All the lads are really embracing it and enjoying working under the new manager. You can already see what Daniel Farke and his coaching staff want us to do as a team, and I think it really suits the players we`ve got and I think the fans will enjoy it as well.

“It`s going to be different – it might take some time but it`s really exciting. I`m genuinely excited to be a part of this next adventure for Norwich City.”

Farke said: “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.

“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.”

I don`t have any objection to this really. I`m not sure he`s a regular starter for me but in lieu of any many other central defensive options, at the moment I guess he will be.

Russ is a great ambassador and is an example of a “good club man”. You need a few older players who have been at the club a while and can help new players bed in, Wes Hoolahan is another example of that.

He can still play anywhere across the back four and that makes him a versatile asset for Daniel Farke.

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2 Replies to “Martin Signs New Norwich Contract”

  • I have to confess reservations. Something about him last season made me very uneasy. I also question if he’s still worth a 1st team birth. Surely we will be bringing players in who can perform better at right back or central defence. Who then will be the on field captain? A strong on field motivator is something we’ve been missing since Grant Holt.

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