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Russell Martin: Former Norwich City captain joins MK Dons

Russell Martin (left) captained Norwich City to promotion to the Premier League in 2015. Credit: PA

Former Norwich City captain Russell Martin has joined League Two side MK Dons on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old recently left Walsall for family reasons.

He has now made the move to Stadium MK where he will be aiming to help the Dons seal promotion back to League One.

Martin played for Norwich for nine years, helping them reach the Premier League in 2011 and 2015, but was let go last summer.

“I’m looking forward to being part of the team and part of the project that the manager is building as well as, of course, helping the club get back to where it belongs," Martin said.

“I spoke to the manager a few times and I loved what I heard. We’ve got a good squad here and hopefully I can come here and add a bit of value.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have enjoyed success during my career and I want more. Hopefully I can play my part in bringing that to the club.”

Meanwhile, Southend United have signed Blackburn Rovers left-back Sam Hart on loan until the end of the season.

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