Norwich star James Maddison has said he hopes Norwich fans realise how “brilliant” Russell Martin has been for the Canaries after completing a loan move to Rangers until the end of the season.
The 32-year-old defender became the Gers’ fifth signing of the transfer window when he agreed a short-term switch to the Glasgow giants.
Martin joins Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings in signing for the Light Blues on loan while full-back Declan John has completed a permanent switch from Cardiff City.
Maddison has also admitted that Martin will be missed at Carrow Road after he completed his move to become a key part of Graeme Murty’s side.
“Great signing for Rangers! Will be missed at NCFC very much!” Maddison said on his personal Twitter account.
“Top, top captain and friend. Hope NCFC fans realise how brilliant he is and has been to this football club.”
Great signing for Rangers! Will be missed at NCFC very much! Top top captain and friend. Hope NCFC fans realise how brilliant he is and has been to this football club. https://t.co/TUSonPwZxr
— James Maddison (@Madders10) January 16, 2018
Martin joined Norwich from Peterborough United in 2009 and has made over 300 appearances for the Carrow Road side – including 125 in the Premier League.
The 32-year-old has also won 29 caps for Scotland although hasn’t featured for the national team since the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Slovenia in March 2017.
Martin could make his debut for the Ibrox side when they travel north to take on Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at tiny Bellslea Park on Sunday.
The defender is under contract with Norwich until 2019 and, unlike Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings, Rangers have no agreement in place to make it a permanent deal at the end of the season.
In other Rangers news, this £50,000-a-week forward eager to move to Ibrox is within 48 hours of a switch.
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