Norwich defender Martin welcomes Whittaker competition

Norwich City defender Russell Martin has welcomed the signing of Rangers fullback Steven Whittaker.

Norwich City defender Russell Martin has welcomed the signing of Rangers fullback Steven Whittaker.

Martin welcomes the fresh competition for a starting slot and insists they are both versatile enough to play in the same side.

He told the Sunday Mail: “Whitts has been training well all week and has really settled in.

“Myself and Whitts can both play in a variety of positions. He can play right or left-back, in midfield or even at centre-back. I predominately play right-back or centre-half so I don’t know how it will work.

“But he’s a really good lad and I get on well with him. If we’re rivals for a position so be it – that’s football. I’m sure he’ll come down and do really well. It will also be beneficial to the national team because he’ll be up against some top class players.

“Steven has come from a team that’s used to winning titles and trophies but down here it will be a bit different.

“It will be a tough season but with a good addition like Whitts I’m confident we’ll be more than all right.”

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