'Exactly what we need', 'Perfect' - Rangers fans rave about international on verge of Ibrox switch
Norwich City defender Russell Martin arrived in Glasgow ahead of securing a move to Ibrox – and Rangers fans are happy with the Scotland international’s imminent signing.
The 32-year-old is expected to sign a season-long loan deal, according to the Daily Record, as Graeme Murty continues to reshape his squad.
Martin will be the Gers fourth new arrival this month after Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings all signed on loan.
Rangers fans were delighted to see experienced defensive reinforcements arrive for the Gers – with one saying he would be “perfect” to help young defenders like Ross McCrorie, Aidan Wilson and David Bates.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Russell Martin at 32 isn't going to excite everyone but having played over 500 games & capped by Scotland 29 times we're getting someone experienced who can guide some of the younger players around him.
— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) January 16, 2018
Is Russell Martin a @RangersFC player yet? I think he's a great defender and will be a brilliant signing I hope we've got him.
— stephen brown (@RealStevieBee) January 16, 2018
Russell Martin ????????????
— Fitbafan (@fitbafan_) January 16, 2018
I think Russell Martin is a terrific signing, capped national and experienced defender. Can play full back along side his cb role. Would be perfect to keep mcrorie down the right lines as well as wilson and bates. Great business.
— J's Gimmicks (@js_gimmicks) January 16, 2018
Russell Martin looks like a man that wouldnae be out of place in a French Renaissance painting https://t.co/slQiT66wop
— Steve (@stejh91) January 16, 2018
Are Jones & Docherty better than what we have? I’ve no idea. Is Russell Martin? According to all reports the guy is a model professional & leader which is exactly what we need.
— Delbert (@Delbert73) January 16, 2018
I think Russell Martin will do great with us . Remember this tweet
— Broxi Bear (@SirBroxiBear) January 16, 2018
Martin has made over 300 appearances for Norwich but has fallen out of favour with manager Daniel Farke this season.
The 32-year-old could make his Light Blues debut on Sunday when the Gers face Highland League side Fraserburgh in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at tiny Bellslea Park.
The defender has also won 29 caps for Scotland but hasn’t featured for the national team since March 2017 and will be hoping to impress Gordon Strachan’s replacement during his spell at Ibrox.
Martin has worked with Rangers manager Graeme Murty previously when Murty was a youth coach at Norwich before joining Rangers in 2016.
In other Rangers news, this international is expected to undergo a medical with the Gers on Tuesday.
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