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.
What a signing— Owen Marsters (@Owenmarsters13) August 31, 2018
Oh my days, what’s going on— Jamie Pettigrew (@hcafcpettigrew) August 31, 2018
Hopefully he will find some form and get regular game time quality signing when he’s on it #dcfc— Ramswriter (@ramswriter) August 31, 2018
Good luck Chris, good move for him!— Dan Summers (@Dan_Summers23) August 31, 2018
Martin will always puzzle me. Prolific for two years running, mediocre ever since. Several managers have failed to get goals out of him. Attitude? Formation? #dcfc— Steve Bloomer's Washing (@SteveBloomerPod) August 31, 2018
Chris Martin going out on loan again kind of tells us that next season he will be gone. When you look back on his derby career, he has been such a great servant to the club. Not seen many strikers as clinical as him in the championship on his day #dcfc— Jake Leach (@leachjakee) August 31, 2018
Really hope Chris Martin can get some kind of form back this season, absolutely love the man— Daniel (@Daniel_DCFC) August 31, 2018
Martin is a strange one. Without doubt the best goal scorer we’ve had in the last ten years yet he’s found himself surplus to requirements for the last three seasons and gone out on loan. All the best Chris and score some goals— stace (@stace_dcfc) August 31, 2018
Decent signing if you play to his strengths he will win you a lot of free kicks as well— David potter (@roslistonrams) August 31, 2018
Sad loss to us but your gain,good luck Chrissie our best striker for years— Kash (@Kashman2729) August 31, 2018
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.
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.
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