Russell Martin: This is definitely a goal for me while at Rangers
New Rangers signing Russell Martin insists the Gers have to target the Scottish Cup in the second half of the season and consolidate second place in the Scottish Premiership.
Martin joined the Gers on loan from Norwich City last week and immediately set his sights on lifting some silverware during his spell at Ibrox.
The 32-year-old believes his new team-mates showed in last month’s Old Firm clash that the can compete with Celtic and challenged them to do so over the rest of the season and close the gap on the runaway league leaders.
Martin also admitted that returning to Ibrox with a trophy before the end of the season would be “brilliant” with the Gers fans having waited seven years for a major piece of silverware.
“Winning the Scottish Cup is definitely a goal for me,” Martin said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I speak to Graham Dorrans a lot and we’ve spoken about that. We know where we are in the league.
“We need to consolidate second place and challenge Celtic as much as we can. The guys showed in the last Old Firm game they can do that, we can close the gap.
“But to go and win something and come back to Ibrox with some silverware, that would be brilliant. That has to be our aim.”
Before heading to Ibrox, Martin spent almost a decade with Norwich City and made over 300 appearances for the Carrow Road side – including over 125 in the Premier League.
The veteran defender has 18 months left on his contract with Daniel Farke’s side although looks to have fallen completely out of favour with the Norwich boss.
Martin has also won 29 caps for Scotland but hasn’t featured for the national team since the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Slovenia in March.
In other Rangers news, there have been discussions held about the Gers’ hunt to sign this international playmaker from the Premier League.
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