‘What a signing’: Derby and Hull City fans react to Chris Martin’s switch

Chris Martin of Derby County shoots at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Burton Albion at iPro Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Derby, England.

Hull City have signed Chris Martin on loan from Derby County.

Chris Martin of Derby County celebrates after scoring his teams fourth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Hull City on April 5, 2016 in Derby, United...

Hull City and Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on news of Chris Martin’s confirmed season-long loan deal at the KCOM Stadium.

The former Norwich City man had been out of favour at Pride Park this season following the arrival of new manager Frank Lampard, and has opted to move to fellow Championship side Hull City on a loan deal.

The Tigers haven’t made the best of starts to their Championship campaign, and in midweek crashed out of the Carabao Cup - ironically to Derby, with a 4-0 home thumping. Derby also beat Hull 2-1 at the KCOM Saturday in the Championship.

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins would have been desperate to add some players before the August 31st loan window deadline, and bringing in Martin for the season could turn out to be a pivotal moment.

Taking to Twitter, Hull fans seem excited at the prospect of Martin leading their line, while many Derby County supporters recognise the Scotland international has an abundance of quality when utilised in the right way.

Martin was an instrumental figure for Derby during their recent promotion challenges, scoring an impressive 54 Championship goals in 134 appearances between 2013 and 2016.

Aside from his ability to find the net, the 29-year-old is excellent at holding the ball up and is among the most technically gifted forwards outside the top-flight, capable of grabbing numerous assists.

Chris Martin of Derby and Michael Dawson of Hull in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Hull City at iPro Stadium on September 8, 2017 in Derby, England.

Should Hull use him as a lone forward and get the ball into his feet, Martin has the ability to link the play and help get he best out of the Tigers’ other attacking players such as Fraizer Campbell and Evandro Goebel.

With his contract at Pride Park expiring in 2020, Derby will be hopeful Martin impresses on loan as they will likely look to sell him on at a decent price next summer.

Chris Martin of Derby gets past Lucas Akins of Burton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Derby County at Pirelli Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Burton-upon-...

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