Derby County remain on the fringes of the Championship play-offs this season, with Frank Lampard’s side needing to string a series of results together, if they are to make a push into the promotion mix.
For 30-year-old Rams striker Chris Martin though, it may be the case that he needs a permanent move away from Pride Park, having spent this season out on loan at rivals Hull City.
This loan spell is the third that Martin has made away from the club, having spent previous spells at Fulham and Reading, since moving to Derby in 2013.
But does Martin have a future at Derby when he returns from this loan spell?
“Lampard is very much looking forward with Derby and the likes of Martyn Waghorn and Jack Marriott are more than capable of carrying the mantel.
“Martin has been a decent servant but will be moved on.”
“Not at all – I think he needs to move club.
“He is failing to figure for Hull, and the Rams already have one veteran striker in David Nugent, and two would be overkill.
“I expect him to be on his way out upon a return.”
“He’s done little out on loan to show he’s a decent striker.
“There’s zero chance of him staying with Derby.
“He’d make a tidy signing for a League one club.”