Rangers on verge of masterstroke, powerhouse will add leadership to rudderless Gers
Rangers have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Russell Martin on loan from Norwich until the end of the season.
Sky Sports Scotland’s Twitter account claimed on Monday that the Gers and the Canaries have come to an agreement about the defender, who now looks set to move to Glasgow on a temporary basis.
The signing of the Scotland international could provide to be a short-term masterstroke by Light Blues manager Graeme Murty, to add a great deal of leadership to a team that has looked completely rudderless at times this season.
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) January 15, 2018
Martin is an extremely experienced player, and with Bruno Alves currently out of action for the foreseeable future he is the player who can anchor the Gers back-line.
He could also provide support to some of the younger players at Ibrox, like fellow centre-back David Bates or even Ross McCrorie, if he decides to play as a centre-back again.
Martin could even fill-in at right-back if it was needed, as he has played there at times in the past.
The signing of the 29 times capped Scotland international is sort of move Rangers should have made long ago.
They are now singing players like Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings, who have played in the Scottish Premiership before, or players like Martin who will be familiar with the football played in Scotland because of his international experience.
Martin could easily turn out to be the next Clint Hill, another player who had seen it all and came up to Glasgow for one last, successful hurrah.
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