Norwich fullback Martin hails Bassong, Barnett defensive combo

Norwich City fullback Russell Martin is impressed by their current central defensive partnership. Martin is happy to see Norwich building from the back.

Norwich City fullback Russell Martin is impressed by their current central defensive partnership.

Martin is happy to see Norwich building from the back.

“Seb (Sebastien Bassong) has done really well,” Martin told Pink 'Un. “He went for £8m (from Newcastle) a couple of years ago so you know he’s going to be a good player, but he found it a bit hard at Spurs because of the finances they have there to get in players.

“But their loss is our gain. He’s a big, strong athlete and he likes to talk as well. It helps, he likes to chat, he’s a good character and he’s done really well.

“Credit to Leon Barnett as well for coming in the way he has the last couple of games. I think he’s been brilliant.

“Barney is a good player. He found himself unfortunate last season to be out because lads came in and did OK and he found himself out of it, but now he’s had a chance to come back in and he has taken it, grabbed it with both hands.

“They’ve worked really well together and I hope it will continue.”

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