Russell Martin explains 'mad' Rangers goal celebration, says what is killing him
Rangers defender Russell Martin has joked his knees are “killing” him after celebrating his first goal for the Gers with a knee-slide in front of the Sandy Jardine and Copland Road stands.
The 32-year-old tapped home Daniel Candeias’ cross to put the seal on a 2-0 win over Heart at Ibrox on Saturday in the Scottish Premiership.
The win over the Jambos take the Gers to just six points off league leaders Celtic ahead of their clash with Aberdeen on Sunday afternoon.
Martin joined the Gers last month on a season-long loan from Norwich and admitted it was “good” to score his first against former Canaries team-mates and current Hearts strike duo Steven Naismith and Kyle Lafferty.
“My last goal was April last year so maybe that’s why I went mad in the celebration,” Martin said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“It took me a while to recover. I don’t know where the knee-slide came from but they’re killing me now!
“To score my first goal for this club would have been great against anyone but it was good to catch up with my old Norwich mates Kyle Lafferty and Steven Naismith who are good lads.
“It’s a bit easier seeing them when you’ve won the game.”
Martin has been a near-constant sight in the Gers starting XI since signing from Norwich as the Light Blues look to end a seven-year wait for a major trophy.
The Ibrox giants take on St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership on Tuesday night before facing Falkirk at Ibrox in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup next weekend.
The Scotland international has made seven appearances for the Gers following his loan move from Carrow Road after falling out of favour with Canaries boss Daniel Farke.
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