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One Canary Not Moving From Norwich Perch?

It is no secret that Burnley are in the market for another striker after losing Jay Rodriguez to Southampton earlier this summer. Two names continue to be linked namely Wolves loan striker, Sam Vokes but also Chris Martin at Norwich.

Recent media speculation also suggested that new Canaries boss Chris Hughton could be interested in bringing Burnley midfielder, Chris McCann to Carrow Road putting the thought in the back of Clarets fans minds that a player/cash deal could be in the mix with Martin coming in the opposite direction.

It would appear though that Martin according to his agent looks set to remain at Carrow Road with a view to impressing his new boss and fighting for his place.

Martin`s agent Matt Kleinman is quoted as saying the following:

"There is always a lot of speculation at this time of year,

"At the moment there is a new manager and Chris is back in pre-season with Norwich.

"He is looking to prove himself at Norwich and play in the Premier League."

The 23-year-old has been out of first team contention at Norwich since their promotion to the Premier League and clearly he did not feature in the future plans of former gaffer, Paul Lambert. Martin impressed on loan at Selhurst Park last season and indeed Crystal Palace were also reported to be interested in signing him on a permanent deal. It looks like both clubs could now fail in their attempt to lure him away from Carrow Road.

His agent though does not appear to have ruled out a loan move should the 6ft 1in striker fail to establish himself in the first team.

'We`re not expecting anything at the moment, although things can always change in a couple of weeks," Kleinman said

"If it materialises that he is not in the manager`s plans then he might look to go out on loan.

"But right now he is in pre-season with Norwich and looking to stay there."

Martin came through the youth system at Carrow Road and also had a loan spell playing in League 2 for Luton during the 2008/09 campaign.

He scored 23 goals for the Canaries the following season helping them gain promotion from League One. Martin also featured in their promotion season to the Premier League scoring six goals.

It was not a good season for Martin though in the Premier League and he made only four appearances for the Canaries last season before going on loan to Palace. The loan though was successful and Martin scored seven goals in 28 games for the Eagles.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 16 2012

Time: 9:56AM

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turfmanphil
Would rather have Vokes to be honest. Seems a better player to me.
AdamBurnleyFan
1 goal in 4 games average !? .............. next
hollinsclaret
Its a bit harsh to judge him purely on that HC
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