Report: Hull in talks to sign Derby striker Chris Martin; want Ashley Fletcher, too

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Hull City and Burnley at KCOM Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Hull, England.

Hull City reportedly want two Championship strikers on deadline-day, Chris Martin of Derby County and Ashley Fletcher of Middlesbrough.

Chris Martin of Derby celebrates after scoring the winning goal from the penalty spot during the FA Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Southport FC at iPro Stadium on January 3,...

Hull City have scored just five goals in their five Championship games so far this season and appear to lack a bit of firepower in the absence of Abel Hernandez and Harry Wilson.

So, with just hours remaining in the transfer window, manager Nigel Adkins is apparently determined to add one new marksman to his Tigers’ squad before it is too late. And it seems that there are two Championship centre-forwards on his wish list.


Sky Sports (live blog, 1.29pm) is claiming that Hull are in talks to sign Chris Martin from Derby County.

The Scotland international has been out of favour at Pride Park for some time, starting only five Championship games for the Rams since the start of 2017/18 and failing to feature at all since Frank Lampard took over this summer.

Chris Martin of Fulham celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Preston North End at Craven Cottage on March 4, 2017 in London,...

Martin, however, has a good track record in England’s second tier. He scored 55 times for Derby between 2013 and 2016.

Hull are also understood to be keen on Middlesbrough’s £6 man Ashley Fletcher who, like Martin, has found opportunities hard to come by.

The former Manchester United and West Ham youngster scored twice in the recent EFL Cup clash with Notts County but has played just 38 minutes of Championship football in 2018/19.

Ashley Fletcher of Middlesborough controls the ball during the The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Middlesbrough v Brighton and Hove Albion at Riverside Stadium on January 27,...

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