DERBY County have agreed to extend Chris Martin’s loan from Norwich City until the end of the season.
The 24-year-old striker has added a touch of class to the Rams’ forward line, and netted his first goal for the club with what proved to be the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Leicester City.
The paperwork will be completed on the move next week, and manager Nigel Clough was delighted to have got his man.
He said: “We’re happy Chris is sticking around and it’s good to get something sorted.
“We’ve been very encouraged by what we’ve seen from Chris and feel there’s more to come from him too.”
After dropping down the pecking order at Carrow Road, Martin joined the Rams on an initial one-month deal last month, and has quickly become a key player.
Clough has always said that the deal would be with a view to signing the former Crystal Palace striker permanently once his Canaries deal expires in the summer, and it seems that is something both parties agree on.
Martin said: “The more games I’m getting, the fitter I feel, and the more I’m bedding into the squad.
“I just want to dig in, hopefully play well for the rest of the season, and see where it goes from there.”
BURTON-BASED Derby fans will get the chance to grill chief executive Sam Rush next month as he holds a series of question and answer sessions across Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Rush will let supporters put him on the spot at 12 locations across six dates, and will come to Marston’s Sports & Social Club, Shobnall Road, on April 8, 9pm.
The 40-year-old, who is also club president, joined Derby on January 1.