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Norwich captain Martin reflects on 'proudest moment'

Norwich captain Russell Martin said winning promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs was the "proudest moment" of his career after his side defeated Middlesbrough at Wembley on Monday.

Martin celebrates at Wembley after winning promotion. Credit: PA

Goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond put the Canaries 2-0 up inside 15 minutes as Norwich returned to the top flight a year after relegation.

Martin told Norwich TV:

It feels amazing to have it (the trophy). The way we've done it is the ultimate and this tops everything for me at this football club since I've been here.

To lead a team out at Wembley and then to lead them up the steps to pick up the trophy, it's the proudest moment of my career and I don't think that will be topped.

It's special to go up the steps at Wembley, it's the stuff you dream of and fortunately I've been able to do that as captain.

You dream about stuff like that as a kid and just talking about it makes you feel a bit emotional seeing the yellow and green out there as you go up the steps - but to lift the trophy at Wembley, that was a cup final out there.

– Norwich captain Russell Martin

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