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RUSSELL MARTIN ON JOINING THE 300 CLUB

23 April 2017

Defender brought up triple-century vs Brighton

NORWICH City captain Russell Martin joined a select group of players from history last Friday when he clocked up his 300th appearance for the Club during a 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Brighton.

Here, the City skipper reflects on reaching the milestone and some of his best moments in yellow and green to date.

RUSS ON HITTING 300
"When I first signed, if someone had said I'd go on to play 300 games for this football club I'd have bitten their hand off.

"I'm delighted and extremely honoured. I think it's only 23 people who have done it before so to achieve that will be huge honour for me.

"I'm privileged to play for this football club and to do it 300 times is some achievement. I'm sure when I'm retired I'll be able to look back on it with extreme pride."


RUSS ON THAT DAY AT WEMBLEY
"There have been so many highs, as well as a few lows, and I'm extremely grateful to have had so much success.

"To be captain at Wembley, to actually go up and lift the trophy was an amazing feeling.


"Coming out to that sea of yellow and green on the left of the tunnel made it an amazing day. What was so special was there were three or four generations of families going to a football match to cheer on Norwich.

"This is a city and a community where you see Norwich shirts on kids, not Manchester United or Liverpool shirts. That's pretty special.

"That's the strength of this football club and what it means to people around Norfolk, as well as fans around the world we've come across on our travels. It's an amazing club which deserved that amazing day at Wembley.

"It will take some beating but hopefully there's still plenty of good times to come."

RUSS ON A MEMORABLE TRIP TO ANFIELD
"For my son to be born that day and to then go up to Anfield and score was amazing.

"It's one of the best places to play, in terms of the tradition and the history. We should have won in the end but it would go down one of the highs for sure."

RUSS ON BRIGHTON
"It's come full circle for me. It's interesting that my 200 and 300 both fell against the team that released me 15 years ago, my hometown club.

"I used to go and watch them so I've got a lot of friends with links to Brighton. Playing 300 for this club means a hell of a lot but to do it against them just adds that little bit extra."




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