Hull City

Martin Excited About Season Ahead

31 August 2018
Chris Martin says he has a renewed excitement for the season ahead after joining Hull City on loan from fellow Championship club Derby County.

Martin completed the move on Friday and although he will have to wait until after the international break for his first taste of action, the prospect of playing regular first team football means that the striker cannot wait to get started.

“Last season was the first season for a long time where I didn’t play regularly and I didn’t want that again,” said Martin, who has scored 131 goals in his career to date.

“That was the big motivation for me coming here because I want to play games and I’ll be giving my all in training and on the pitch to make that happen.

“Nobody is guaranteed a place in the side here and the Head Coach has made me fully aware of that, but I also feel that I’ll get a fair crack at it and I’m desperate to get out there and score some goals.

“I’m looking forward to getting out onto the training field in the next couple of weeks and getting to know the lads as well as trying to earn their respect. Hopefully that work will pay off when it comes to matches.

“It’s nice to come here and the Head Coach knows the positives that I can bring. I just want to contribute positively now.”

With more than 400 senior appearances under his belt, Martin brings plenty of experience and hopes he can help to lead the Tigers’ attacking line in the coming months.

“I’ve played for a lot of years in this division so I know what it’s all about and I think that is something that the Head Coach wanted to bring in,” he continued.

“Hopefully I can recapture my form from a couple of seasons ago when I was playing regularly in a team that was a good match for my style.

“Everybody knows that strikers are judged on goals and that is something I want to bring here. But in terms of an all-round game I feel I can bring other players into things and hold the ball up as well as providing assists for others.

“It’s a young and hungry group here that perhaps needs a little bit of help in terms of experience. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly side of this league and I’m always here for any younger player to lean on for advice.”