SWINDON TOWN: Swindon extend Martin loan

Chris Martin will remain at Swindon Town for another four weeks

Chris Martin will remain at Swindon Town for another four weeks

First published in Sport

SWINDON Town have extended the loan stay of Norwich striker Chris Martin at the County Ground.

The forward, who has yet to score in eight appearances for the Robins, will now remain in Wiltshire for another 28 days.

Martin will be available for Town up to and including the televised trip to Crawley Town on Saturday, February 2.

Town manager Paolo Di Canio is still hoping to extend Danny Hollands' loan spell with Swindon, but the future of John Bostock is unclear.

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5:07pm Mon 7 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Very pleased that we have secured Martin but Hollands is the one I am looking for, an important part of the jig saw. We play better with him.
Very pleased that we have secured Martin but Hollands is the one I am looking for, an important part of the jig saw. We play better with him. the wizard
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5:16pm Mon 7 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Priority Hollands and Martin.

Gives more time to off-load further wages.

Bostock would be a "nice to have."
Priority Hollands and Martin. Gives more time to off-load further wages. Bostock would be a "nice to have." TheDukeOfBanbury
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5:19pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

For me Martin was the least important of the loan players, would have had Hollands and Ward as the top priority...
For me Martin was the least important of the loan players, would have had Hollands and Ward as the top priority... Is that you Lovesey
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5:20pm Mon 7 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Priority Hollands.

Seems like we're scraping it bit by bit - a month here, a few weeks there.

It would be nice if Phil Spencer took a cue from Paolo and worked overtime, and at no commission, to find deals for other players we are looking to let go. Maybe he is.
Priority Hollands. Seems like we're scraping it bit by bit - a month here, a few weeks there. It would be nice if Phil Spencer took a cue from Paolo and worked overtime, and at no commission, to find deals for other players we are looking to let go. Maybe he is. madterrier
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5:22pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Med Red says...

the wizard wrote:
Very pleased that we have secured Martin but Hollands is the one I am looking for, an important part of the jig saw. We play better with him.
Agreed!!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Very pleased that we have secured Martin but Hollands is the one I am looking for, an important part of the jig saw. We play better with him.[/p][/quote]Agreed!! Med Red
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5:27pm Mon 7 Jan 13

grove red says...

Great news for me martin is getting better every game he plays his movement and passing is fantastic and when he gets that first goal in im sure alot more will follow onwards and upwards.

COYR
Great news for me martin is getting better every game he plays his movement and passing is fantastic and when he gets that first goal in im sure alot more will follow onwards and upwards. COYR grove red
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5:27pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Bazthebooty says...

I think we will get our loans for a month because of our lack of funds then spend the rest of the transfer window generating enough money to keep them here until the end of the season at least !
I think we will get our loans for a month because of our lack of funds then spend the rest of the transfer window generating enough money to keep them here until the end of the season at least ! Bazthebooty
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5:30pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

With ward and Martin already in the bag the signing of Hollands would really give us a great shot at the title. Martin will get a hatful once he gets one he looked pretty sharp Saturday and lets face what player would not have confidence playing in this team
With ward and Martin already in the bag the signing of Hollands would really give us a great shot at the title. Martin will get a hatful once he gets one he looked pretty sharp Saturday and lets face what player would not have confidence playing in this team Lambourn Red
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5:39pm Mon 7 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

No buckets needed now.
Looks like the board has got some small change from there back pockets.
Well done board holland nearly here too.
Onwards and up the football league we go
No buckets needed now. Looks like the board has got some small change from there back pockets. Well done board holland nearly here too. Onwards and up the football league we go smirg kcab
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5:42pm Mon 7 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Lambourn Red wrote:
With ward and Martin already in the bag the signing of Hollands would really give us a great shot at the title. Martin will get a hatful once he gets one he looked pretty sharp Saturday and lets face what player would not have confidence playing in this team
Martin's only here for 28 more days - and there's more than four months of the season to go!

I wonder if that's Paolo's £30k gone??

We really could do with freeing up more substantial wages savings to get both until the end of the season
[quote][p][bold]Lambourn Red[/bold] wrote: With ward and Martin already in the bag the signing of Hollands would really give us a great shot at the title. Martin will get a hatful once he gets one he looked pretty sharp Saturday and lets face what player would not have confidence playing in this team[/p][/quote]Martin's only here for 28 more days - and there's more than four months of the season to go! I wonder if that's Paolo's £30k gone?? We really could do with freeing up more substantial wages savings to get both until the end of the season madterrier
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5:43pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Robinonfire says...

Great news
Great news Robinonfire
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6:04pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

madterrier wrote:
Lambourn Red wrote:
With ward and Martin already in the bag the signing of Hollands would really give us a great shot at the title. Martin will get a hatful once he gets one he looked pretty sharp Saturday and lets face what player would not have confidence playing in this team
Martin's only here for 28 more days - and there's more than four months of the season to go!

I wonder if that's Paolo's £30k gone??

We really could do with freeing up more substantial wages savings to get both until the end of the season
I think these deals are only in place to allow the club more time to sort out longer term deals, both players seem to be very happy here and want to stay and I would be amazed if the club do not seal deals until the end of the season for both before the end of January . The offloading of benson ,cox and Rooney would pay for this and bostock plus maybe one other new player
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lambourn Red[/bold] wrote: With ward and Martin already in the bag the signing of Hollands would really give us a great shot at the title. Martin will get a hatful once he gets one he looked pretty sharp Saturday and lets face what player would not have confidence playing in this team[/p][/quote]Martin's only here for 28 more days - and there's more than four months of the season to go! I wonder if that's Paolo's £30k gone?? We really could do with freeing up more substantial wages savings to get both until the end of the season[/p][/quote]I think these deals are only in place to allow the club more time to sort out longer term deals, both players seem to be very happy here and want to stay and I would be amazed if the club do not seal deals until the end of the season for both before the end of January . The offloading of benson ,cox and Rooney would pay for this and bostock plus maybe one other new player Lambourn Red
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6:13pm Mon 7 Jan 13

LeGod says...

Excellent news. Martin's movement and first touch is excellent and we will soon se the benefits of him starting saturday. He has been getting sharper each week and its makes a bit of a joke of it that he has become fitter and sharper with us then a premier league team where he looked a big bulky a few weeks ago. He is leaner, sharper and faster and we are going to see him explode and hopefully at Bournemouth on saturday.
Really glad weve got him a bit longer.
Excellent news. Martin's movement and first touch is excellent and we will soon se the benefits of him starting saturday. He has been getting sharper each week and its makes a bit of a joke of it that he has become fitter and sharper with us then a premier league team where he looked a big bulky a few weeks ago. He is leaner, sharper and faster and we are going to see him explode and hopefully at Bournemouth on saturday. Really glad weve got him a bit longer. LeGod
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6:13pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Leon Clarke signed on perm deal for Coventry.

Had more clubs than Steve Claridge !

Where is the next loan deal going to take him :-)

COYMR
Leon Clarke signed on perm deal for Coventry. Had more clubs than Steve Claridge ! Where is the next loan deal going to take him :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
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6:56pm Mon 7 Jan 13

SouthcoastRed says...

LeGod wrote:
Excellent news. Martin's movement and first touch is excellent and we will soon se the benefits of him starting saturday. He has been getting sharper each week and its makes a bit of a joke of it that he has become fitter and sharper with us then a premier league team where he looked a big bulky a few weeks ago. He is leaner, sharper and faster and we are going to see him explode and hopefully at Bournemouth on saturday.
Really glad weve got him a bit longer.
Totally agree with this post.

Good news for us, great news for Martin! - he looks so much sharper under Paolo. He looked pretty out of shape when he started for us.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Excellent news. Martin's movement and first touch is excellent and we will soon se the benefits of him starting saturday. He has been getting sharper each week and its makes a bit of a joke of it that he has become fitter and sharper with us then a premier league team where he looked a big bulky a few weeks ago. He is leaner, sharper and faster and we are going to see him explode and hopefully at Bournemouth on saturday. Really glad weve got him a bit longer.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this post. Good news for us, great news for Martin! - he looks so much sharper under Paolo. He looked pretty out of shape when he started for us. SouthcoastRed
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7:02pm Mon 7 Jan 13

glasred says...

28 days is a start!..not long before more negotiations needed!..perhaps PDC only spent 5k of his 30k!
Hollands is the important one!..perhaps SWP can sacrifice some of his hard earnt part time wages to help out!
28 days is a start!..not long before more negotiations needed!..perhaps PDC only spent 5k of his 30k! Hollands is the important one!..perhaps SWP can sacrifice some of his hard earnt part time wages to help out! glasred
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8:24pm Mon 7 Jan 13

sp2769 says...

glasred wrote:
28 days is a start!..not long before more negotiations needed!..perhaps PDC only spent 5k of his 30k!
Hollands is the important one!..perhaps SWP can sacrifice some of his hard earnt part time wages to help out!
Joking that's 30k gone ;)
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: 28 days is a start!..not long before more negotiations needed!..perhaps PDC only spent 5k of his 30k! Hollands is the important one!..perhaps SWP can sacrifice some of his hard earnt part time wages to help out![/p][/quote]Joking that's 30k gone ;) sp2769
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8:29pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Malkym says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
For me Martin was the least important of the loan players, would have had Hollands and Ward as the top priority...
With you there Lovesey seen precious little to impress me from Martin whereas Hollands impresses more game by game him and Ferry are turning in great performances.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: For me Martin was the least important of the loan players, would have had Hollands and Ward as the top priority...[/p][/quote]With you there Lovesey seen precious little to impress me from Martin whereas Hollands impresses more game by game him and Ferry are turning in great performances. Malkym
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10:36pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Last step says...

smirg kcab wrote:
No buckets needed now.
Looks like the board has got some small change from there back pockets.
Well done board holland nearly here too.
Onwards and up the football league we go
Still well worth putting something in 'the bucket' cos you don't know when we'll be needing it. My guess is that it's not too far away!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: No buckets needed now. Looks like the board has got some small change from there back pockets. Well done board holland nearly here too. Onwards and up the football league we go[/p][/quote]Still well worth putting something in 'the bucket' cos you don't know when we'll be needing it. My guess is that it's not too far away! Last step
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