admira Posted December 20, 2013 Share Posted December 20, 2013 DERBY County leading scorer Chris Martin is battling to be fit to face Doncaster Rovers tomorrow. The striker picked up an injury in training this week and the Rams are waiting on his fitness ahead of the Championship encounter at the iPro Stadium (3pm). Martin, who has 13 goals in 23 appearances this season, was unable to train yesterday. “He got a kick on the shin in training and it caught the nerve in a bad spot,” said Derby head coach Steve McClaren. “He didn’t train on Thursday but will hopefully be able to today. “He’ll have had a couple of days off, so we’ll see how it is.” Martin has not missed a game this term and has started every league fixture following his summer move from Norwich City. “You need a focal point to your team and Chris has been providing that for us,” said McClaren. “He’s a good player. He can handle the ball well, is good with his back to goal and brings others into play, which is key. “He does a lot of good work, offensively and defensively.” McClaren will be hoping Martin recovers in time for the Doncaster game, while England Under-21 midfielder Will Hughes is set to return to the squad. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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