Former Rangers loan signing Russell Martin has detailed why it all went wrong for him at Ibrox last season.
The veteran centre-back was one of a host of signings made by director of football Mark Allen and then manager Graeme Murty in January as the Gers attempted to get their season back on track.
It didn’t work out for the 32-year-old however, who has now returned to Norwich, and Martin believes that the uncertainty around the future of Murty – who was later sacked – didn’t help things.
“For me it was a bit wrong place, wrong time. The club was a bit all over the place and then a change of manager, who was an interim manager anyway” he said, as quoted by the Argus.
“But I loved playing for a football club of that size and that support.”
Football Insider verdict
Martin’s signing was one of the biggest disappointment of the Gers January arrivals. The Scotland international just didn’t look comfortable at all when playing for the Ibrox side. He made too many errors despite giving his all for the team. It is no shock that he has returned to Norwich, as he was never going to be joining the Gers on a permanent basis. Perhaps his quotes about what was happening behind the scenes are more revealing. The pressure was always going to be on Graeme Murty to get good results, particularly as he was only manager until the end of the season. Therefore, it was no surprise when he was eventually sacked, and it couldn’t have been easy for the players in that situation. However, that doesn’t excuse the poor performances by the Gers in the second-half of the season, particularly the two heavy defeats to Celtic, the second of which lead to Murty’s departure as Gers manager.
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