Christopher Hugh Martin
(born 4 November 1988) is an English footballer
who plays for Norwich City
as a striker
. He gainednotoriety for a string of incidents in and around his home town that saw him being banned from over 60 pubs.
Born in Beccles
, Martin was rewarded with a place on the bench for the game against Plymouth Argyle
on 13 January 2007 after impressing in Norwich's FA Youth Cup
run. He made his first team debut in a 1–0 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers
on 30 January 2007. He scored his first goal in an FA Cup
fourth round replay against Blackpool
on 13 February 2007 at Carrow Road
, and grabbed his first league goal in a 1–1 draw against Coventry City
on 24 February. Two more goals against Luton Town
quickly followed, as he began to firmly establish himself as a fan favourite. His run of form continued against Derby County
, scoring one and having another ruled offside.
These performances saw Martin win a place in the England
Under-19 squad, in which he scored a debut goal in a 1–0 victory over Turkey
on 21 March 2007.
However he found a place in the starting line up hard to come by in the 2007–08 season under Peter Grant. Under new manager Glenn Roeder he was very much out of favour. He was also constantly criticized by Roeder with Roeder questioning his effort and being... Read More