Captain signs new Norwich City dealCITY are delighted to confirm that skipper Russell Martin has agreed a new three-year contract with the Club, keeping him at Carrow Road until the summer of 2018.
Martin has been an influential figure for the Canaries since joining initially on loan and then on a permanent deal from Peterborough United during the title-winning League One campaign in 2009-10.
He was named Club Captain last year and took on the matchday armband before this term, a season that has seen him pass the 200 appearances mark as City chase promotion.
A mainstay of the defence under every Norwich manager he’s played for, Martin’s 40 outings in 2014-15 have taken his tally for the Club up to 222 in all competitions, the second highest total of any current City player behind Wes Hoolahan.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk after signing on the dotted line, Martin said: "I'm absolutely delighted. The Club means a lot to me and to my family, who are as pleased as I am about signing a new contract. We'll have another three good years here in Norfolk and hopefully more beyond that.
“It's been brilliant ever since the new manager came in, and now we're in the position we want to be. It's now up to us to make sure that we stay there. I'm really excited about it.
“I seriously believe we'll be in the Premier League next season, but even if we're not I love playing for this football club and I want to be at this football club."
Alex Neil added: “Russ has been great for the Club ever since he joined and for me since I came in. He’s got plenty of experience and he’s a versatile player who does a great job for you in the centre of defence or at full-back if he’s asked to play there.
“He’s at a good age at 29 and coming into the peak of his powers as a player, so we’re delighted to secure his services for another three years with this new deal.
“Russ is an excellent captain, both for the players as somebody they can trust and talk to on and off the pitch and for me as Manager to talk to as well.
“He’s a model professional who conducts himself superbly and a role model for other players, particularly the younger ones, to look up to.”
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