Russell Martin: Norwich City captain signs new contract

Russell Martin
Russell Martin has started all but one Championship game for Norwich this season

Norwich City captain Russell Martin has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.

The Scotland defender, 29, has started 40 of the Canaries' 41 Championship games this season.

"The club means a lot to me and to my family, who are as pleased as I am about signing a new contract," he said.

Norwich, relegated from the Premier League last term, are second in the table with five matches to play.

"Now we're in the position we want to be," Martin, who joined Norwich from Peterborough during the 2009-10 season, told the club website.external-link

"It's now up to us to make sure that we stay there. I'm really excited about it.

"I seriously believe we'll be in the Premier League next season, but even if we're not, I love playing for this football club and I want to be at this football club."

Manager Alex Neil added: "Russ has been great for the club ever since he joined and for me since I came in.

"He's a model professional who conducts himself superbly and a role model for other players, particularly the younger ones, to look up to."