Rangers fans react to Russell Martin performance v Aberdeen
Rangers defender Russell Martin made his debut for the Ibrox giants on Wednesday night when he was played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win over Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.
The former Norwich City captain joined the Gers on a season-long loan and started alongside David Bates in the heart of defence as the Gers returned to action after the winter break.
Martin had an impressive debut as he helped the Light Blues record their third consecutive clean-sheet for the first time since last April and dealt with any threat Aberdeen’s attack posed.
Fans were delighted with the 32-year-old’s performance in the win over Derek McInnes’ side after a fantastic performance from the Scotland international.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Gers were brilliant tonight. Delighted. Russell Martin is the boy ????
— Richy (@RJB__29) January 24, 2018
yes mate, with dorrans and jack both out long term we will need them, russell martin will do a job too
— givemeabreak!!! (@givemeabreak197) January 24, 2018
Wasn't to sure about his signing but big Russell Martin strolled that game
— mark lavery (@lordmarkl) January 24, 2018
Great win tonite big wes and tav absolutely phenomenal definitely won us the game! I wasnt keen on Russell martin but he was solid at back all the new boys showed up well hopefully kick on now#watp
— jmac (@jamesmac213) January 24, 2018
The 'Ginger Maldini' Bates (copyright @ibroxrocks) and Russell Martin, good together.
— Robert Ryan (@Boab10s) January 24, 2018
Impressed with how Russell Martin has played tonight ????????
— Craig Smith (@1995Craig) January 24, 2018
— Eddie Boinski (@thebigleboinski) January 24, 2018
The 32-year-old spent almost a decade with Norwich before heading for Ibrox last week but has immediately settled right in to his new environment and looked comfortable throughout the win over the Dons.
Martin has picked up 29 caps for Scotland but hasn’t featured for the national side since the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Slovenia in March 2017.
With a number of Rangers defenders linked with imminent exits, Martin will almost certainly play a huge part for Graeme Murty’s side over the second-half of the season as they try to close down Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
In other Rangers news, fans have reacted after this midfield dynamo underwent a medical to complete his switch.
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