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Russell Martin signs new contract with Norwich City

Norwich City defender Russell Martin at Colney training centre Photo: ITV Anglia

Norwich City defender Russell Martin has committed his immediate future with the club by signing a new contract.

The Scottish International has agreed a three year deal, taking him to the summer of 2015.

The news comes a day after City unveiled Chris Hughton as their new manager. Hughton says Martin deserves his new contract, and that he was pleased it was one of his first actions since taking over at Carrow Road.

Martin joined Norwich in January 2010 from Peterborough United. He played a big part in winning back-to-back promotions from League One to the Premier League, and was an ever-present during their 2010-11 Championship campaign.

The 26 year old was bought by former boss Paul Lambert, and also played under Lambert at his previous club Wycombe Wanderers.

He's made 113 appearances, and marked his first Premier League campaign by scoring two goals - against Swansea and Queens Park Rangers - both at Carrow Road.

Martin's performances led to a call-up to the Scottish squad. He won the first of his three international caps after coming on as a substitute in Scotland's Nations Cup game against Wales in May 2011.

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