Rangers senior player: I may only be here for another two-and-a-half weeks
Rangers defender Russell Martin has admitted that he may only have a few weeks left at Ibrox before returning to Norwich at the end of his loan deal.
Martin, 32, moved to the Light Blues on a short-term temporary basis in the January transfer window, but has failed to win over fans who were sceptical about Graeme Murty and Mark Allen signing him in the first place.
The Scotland international has now admitted that a permanent move to Rangers may be off the table, as he has suggested that he could leave Norwich in the summer, but did not say that it will be to return to Govan.
“I might only be here for another two-and-a-half weeks,” he said, as quoted by the Pink’Un. “I’d like to come back here and get a full pre-season, but I’ll probably have to go and play my football elsewhere.
“I might not be back here next season so I want to go away with a win at Celtic Park.
“To play in another Old Firm game gives me the chance to atone for the last one and I’m genuinely looking forward to it.”
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Martin has made 13 appearances in all competitions since signing for Rangers, scoring one goal in the process.
The senior player is expected to start at the back against Celtic in the final Old Firm derby of the season on Sunday.
Football Insider verdict
After years of playing in the Premier League and Championship, you would have though that Martin would have done better than he has done. However he has unfortunately proved fans right and he really is not good enough and shouldn’t be signed in the summer. Allen, and who ever will be the next manager, need to sort out the centre-back options in the coming months. Will Ross McCrorie be a starting centre-back in the future? Or a defensive midfielder? Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso may also be on their way out, so it’s a very uncertain time surrounding the back-line.