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11 July 2014

Canaries' stalwart defender will lead the team in 2014-15

NORWICH City and Scotland international defender Russell Martin has been named team captain by manager Neil Adams for the forthcoming season.

Martin, who joined City from Peterborough in January 2010 and has been a mainstay in defence ever since, will wear the armband after a year as Club Captain last season.

"Russell is someone who can lead by example. He's an excellent example of how a professional should conduct himself, and he's an excellent player as well," said Adams.

City's manager stressed that while Martin is happy knowing he'll need to compete for a place in the team alongside the rest of the squad, his appointment reflects his virtues off the pitch as much as on.

"Results are the only thing that matter, but to get those results you need to set the right examples not just on the training ground or in games, but off the pitch as well. The discipline, the well-being of players, the way to be a professional - you need someone who does all that automatically."

Martin has pedigree in the captain's position having led Peterborough to promotion from League One in 2008-09, as well as leading the Canaries on occasion last year.

He said: "It's an honour to captain a club of this size and stature, and hopefully have a great season and help us back to where we belong.

"We've got a real good group of honest, hard-working pros here and I think that's going to stand us in good stead this season.

"When you look around going into kick-off, what you want to see is that the person next to you is someone you can rely on and someone you trust. It's going to be a battle this year, and I think we've got a team that is ready and more than able to cope with that.

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