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Martin Deal Agreed

15 November 2012

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SWINDON Town have agreed a deal to sign striker Chris Martin on loan from Norwich City.

The 24-year old frontman will stay at The County Ground until 5th January 2013 and he is expected to be available for Saturday’s home encounter with Yeovil Town at The County Ground, subject to the completion of the relevant paperwork.

Martin came up through the ranks at Carrow Road and exploded onto the first team scene in the New Year of 2007 with five goals, including the extra-time winner against Blackpool in the FA Cup Fourth Round. His good form also saw him win call-ups for England's Under-19 squad and a debut goal against Turkey in March 2007.

He went out on loan to League Two side Luton Town in August 2008 for the 2008/09 campaign, scoring 13 goals in 51 appearances. He was a key part of the Luton side that won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy beating Scunthorpe at Wembley, he scored Luton's first in the 3-2 extra-time victory playing alongside the likes of former Swindon players Sol Davis, Claude Gnakpa and Sam Parkin.

Martin scored four times in the 7-0 FA Cup first round win over Paulton Rovers in November 2009, his first senior hat-trick. The striker signed a new three-and-a-half year contract at Carrow Road in January 2010.
The striker scored 23 goals during the 2009/10 promotion campaign, including the winner over Swindon at Carrow Road in October. In City's 2010/11 promotion winning campaign he made a further 30 appearances and scored four times.

He spent much of last season on-loan to Championship side Crystal Palace where he scored seven goals in 26 league games for the Eagles.

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