SWINDON TOWN: Martin targets first Town goal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town's loan striker Chris Martin Town's loan striker Chris Martin

SWINDON loanee Chris Martin believes his first goal for the club is not far away as he prepares to return to action against Doncaster tomorrow.

The striker has made three appearances in Robins colours since making the temporary switch from Norwich last month, and has had a number of chances without being able to find the back of the net.

The 24-year-old has suffered with illness this week but is confident of being involved tomorrow, and is keen to find the net against the side currently sitting second in League One.

“I have had a few chances to get my first goal in the games previously which I did not manage to do which was disappointing, but once one goes in a few will follow I hope,” he said.

“It can take time, and it is positive that I was getting chances because the time to worry is when you are not getting any chances.

“I am positive that goal will come soon because we create a lot, and we get the ball wide and get it into the box a lot so I am sure they will keep coming.

“I was a little bit ill on Wednesday with a bit of an upset stomach so I am not 100 per cent at the moment, but I have felt a lot stronger after a lot of running last week.

“I am feeling good and fit, and hopefully I can start reaping the rewards now.”

The break from action has allowed Martin to get to know his new teammates better, something the striker believes will benefit him.

“I have had a good chance to get used to the squad here, even though I blended in quite quickly, but I have had some good time with the guys and seen what the manager wants tactically and technically,” he said. “I also need to play as many games as I can because there is no substitute for a game, but hopefully that will come.”

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8:10am Fri 7 Dec 12

old town robin says...

Sounds like the lad seems to be enjoying his time with us and working hard to get fit, if he gets to start I would love to see him score.

Paynter will be up for it tomorrow, he was a better player when he left us than when he arrived and he walked without us receiving any fee for him. Will never forget how badly he performed towards the end of that season, especially at Wembley, Think his mind was already in Elland Road and Wilson should never have played him once it was out where he was going. He'll probably get the same stick form the town End as did Austin, Fully expect to hear a chant with the word "greedy" ringing in his ears.
Sounds like the lad seems to be enjoying his time with us and working hard to get fit, if he gets to start I would love to see him score. Paynter will be up for it tomorrow, he was a better player when he left us than when he arrived and he walked without us receiving any fee for him. Will never forget how badly he performed towards the end of that season, especially at Wembley, Think his mind was already in Elland Road and Wilson should never have played him once it was out where he was going. He'll probably get the same stick form the town End as did Austin, Fully expect to hear a chant with the word "greedy" ringing in his ears. old town robin
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8:10am Fri 7 Dec 12

old town robin says...

Sounds like the lad seems to be enjoying his time with us and working hard to get fit, if he gets to start I would love to see him score.

Paynter will be up for it tomorrow, he was a better player when he left us than when he arrived and he walked without us receiving any fee for him. Will never forget how badly he performed towards the end of that season, especially at Wembley, Think his mind was already in Elland Road and Wilson should never have played him once it was out where he was going. He'll probably get the same stick form the town End as did Austin, Fully expect to hear a chant with the word "greedy" ringing in his ears.
Sounds like the lad seems to be enjoying his time with us and working hard to get fit, if he gets to start I would love to see him score. Paynter will be up for it tomorrow, he was a better player when he left us than when he arrived and he walked without us receiving any fee for him. Will never forget how badly he performed towards the end of that season, especially at Wembley, Think his mind was already in Elland Road and Wilson should never have played him once it was out where he was going. He'll probably get the same stick form the town End as did Austin, Fully expect to hear a chant with the word "greedy" ringing in his ears. old town robin
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8:26am Fri 7 Dec 12

mallorca says...

also good luck to Chris martin wouldbe great to see him on the scoresheet
also good luck to Chris martin wouldbe great to see him on the scoresheet mallorca
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8:49am Fri 7 Dec 12

Rogersforengland says...

so long as we get back on a winning way i don't mind who scores but if i had to choose it would be Collins to score for me as he seems a better long term prospect
so long as we get back on a winning way i don't mind who scores but if i had to choose it would be Collins to score for me as he seems a better long term prospect Rogersforengland
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10:14am Fri 7 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

Hat trick for Martin tomorrow ! He's probably lost a stone with the hard training and a dose of the sh1tes this week so should be a lot sharper what with the dashing to the bog as well lol.
Hat trick for Martin tomorrow ! He's probably lost a stone with the hard training and a dose of the sh1tes this week so should be a lot sharper what with the dashing to the bog as well lol. Stilloyal
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