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RUSSELL Martin joined City permanently on January 4, 2010 after initially joining on loan in the November from Peterborough United.
Martin made his City debut at Roots Hall in the 3-0 win over Southend United on December 1 and made the right-back spot his own, starting 26 of the 29 remaining League One games as City won the title.
He had joined Peterborough from Wycombe Wanderers in the summer of 2008 having previously started his career at his home-town club of Brighton & Hove Albion.
Martin made a total of 142 appearances in all competitions for Wycombe, scoring five goals and reaching the 2007-08 play-off semi-finals under Paul Lambert, where they lost 2-1 on aggregate to Stockport County.
His move to London Road saw him become a first team regular at right-back, and in his first season with the Posh he captained the club to automatic promotion to the Coca-Cola Championship.
He has made 66 appearances for Peterborough in all competitions, scoring one goal.
Martin was City's top performance maker of 2010-11 playing every minute of the Canaries' season. He was voted runner-up for the Club's Player of the Season and was awarded with his first international call-up for Scotland - making his debut as an 81st minute substitute in the Scots' Carling Nations Cup game against Wales in Dublin in May 2011. In January 2011 the defender signed a new contract committing himself to Carrow Road until June 2014.
During 2011-12 Martin moved from his usual right-back role to cover the centre-back position after several key injuries to defenders during the campaign. He played 37 times in all competitions and registered goals against Swansea and QPR.
He put pen to paper on a new three-year deal in July 2012, and vied with Steven Whittaker for the right-back slot before firmly establishing himself in Chris Hughton's plans, starting in every game in the 2013 half of the season.
Martin also earned two more caps for Scotland over the course of the campaign, taking his current total up to five.