Rangers news: Russell Martin admits January move is likely

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6th Jan, 2018 | 8:00pm

Championship enforcer reportedly eyed by Rangers confirms January switch likely

Norwich City defender Russell Martin has revealed he is likely to leave the Canaries on loan after reported interest from Rangers.
The 32-year-old Scotland international has struggled to make an impact on the starting XI this season, making only 7 appearances, despite being club captain.
“I’m not sure where the destination is but the likelihood is I will go out on loan,” Martin told BT Sport’s live coverage of Norwich v Chelsea on Saturday evening.
According to the Daily Record, Rangers are interested in bringing the 29-times capped defender to Ibrox as part of Graeme Murty and director of football Mark Allen’s rebuild of the Ibrox side’s squad this month.
With defenders Brono Alves and Fabio Cardoso potentially leaving Gers this month it would leave Murty short of defensive options with only Danny Wilson, David Bates and Ross McCrorie as recognised central defenders.
Football Insider verdict:
Martin could be a really good signing for Rangers if they can bring him in on a temporary deal. The 32-year-old is experienced and is someone Murty will know a bit after being a youth coach at Norwich until last August. Signing the Scotland international could also give Rangers the potential to change things tactically and go with a three-man central defence if Murty wanted to try and shore up his defence a little in the second-half of the season. Definitely worse options the Gers could look at for a short-term move to potentially replace Cardoso and/or Bruno Alves.
In other Rangers transfer news, Rangers are battling a Championship club for the signature of this 12-goal striker.
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