By Danny Wright

Nigel Martyn has taken to Twitter to thank Leeds supporters for their messages after celebrating the 21st anniversary of him switching to Elland Road.

The 50-year-old former goalkeeper was snapped up by Howard Wilkinson in 1996 and went on to spend seven years with the Whites, where he was part of the team that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2000/01.

Martyn ended his career at Everton in 2006, but still maintains close ties to Leeds and has made it clear on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that he would love to his old club pull off promotion back to the Premier League in the near future.

“So 21 years ago I signed for Leeds. Had 7 great years there. Thanks for the messages and let’s hope there’s promotion coming soon,” he said.

Martyn began his long career at Bristol Rovers, and after an eight-year spell with Crystal Palace he signed for Leeds in 1996,

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He was voted by the Leeds supporters as the Yorkshire club’s greatest ever goalkeeper after putting in a series of stunning displays over his seven-year stint at Elland Road, which saw him make over 200 appearances.

Thomas Christiansen’s men will now surely be hoping to grant Martyn’s wishes, by improving on what they achieved last season by at least nabbing a top-six finish in the Championship.

Garry Monk led the Whites just short of a play-off spot last season following a dip in form towards the end of the campaign.

In other Leeds news, United have been handed multiple boosts in their pursuit of this Serie A centre-back.

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