Of all the signings Rangers made in January, perhaps one of the most unheralded was the move that sent Norwich centre-back Russell Martin on loan to the Light Blues for the rest of the season.
The move came as a bit of a surprise as the 32-year-old is still a regular in the Scotland squad and was until recently the Norwich captain.
However, he had lost his place in the team, and wanted regular football, which he currently has at Ibrox.
Martin has been a big success in his short time with Graeme Murty’s side, he has brought a calmness to the centre-back position which the Gers lacked earlier in the season.
His partnership with David Bates has so far been very successful, and with the recent departure of Danny Wilson and on-going injury problems suffered by Bruno Alves it looks like it will be the first choice partnership until the end of the season.
Whilst the transfer is at the moment only a loan deal until the summer, Murty and director of football at Ibrox Mark Allen must do all they can to persuade the player that his future lays with the Gers.
It might not be easy to achieve, as the player may make the return south for family reasons, but it’s a gamble that the Light Blues have to take, as he could easily be another David Weir.
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