Jamie Carragher comments on Derby County star Chris Martin’s display v England

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Chris Martin may be among the top strikers in the Championship, but the Derby County star could not quite make an impact for Scotland against England on Tuesday.

Chris Martin may be among the top strikers in the Championship, but the Derby County star could not make an impact for Scotland against England on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old played for the first 45 minutes of the friendly international at Celtic Park in Glasgow and failed to make an impression.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was disappointed with Martin’s display, but he was quick to add that Scotland as a team struggled.

Many Derby and Scotland fans might find Carragher’s comments hard to digest, but the former England international’s comments are true.

As stats below show, Martin has been one of the Rams’ best players in the Championship so far this campaign and a key reason behind their rise to the top of the table.

  Goal AssistKey PassesTotal Pass\GameAccurate Pass\GameTouches/GameGoalsTotal ShotsShots on TargetAppearancesMins Played
Chris Martin 1 24 40.24 28.59 54.47 10 56 23 17 1,530

However, England had a number of truly top-class players, such as Wayne Rooney, and Scotland’s lack of quality showed.

Martin was the books of Norwich City until 2013, but he could never really establish himself as a top striker.

The Scotsman has found his rhythm at Derby, but as Tuesday’s game proved, he has a long way to go before being able to compete against the very best.

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