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Reliable journalist delivers frustrating transfer update involving Sunderland and Derby County

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According to reliable journalist, Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko), Chris Martin’s move from Derby County to Sunderland isn’t moving quickly.

Martin was reportedly in attendance last night, as Derby were held to a goalless draw by Bristol City at the Pride Park Stadium, despite reports earlier in the day confirming that the striker was on the verge of joining Sunderland on a temporary basis.

Nixon has reported that the deal doesn’t appear to be moving quickly, with Martin not signing in time for Sunderland’s clash with Hull City in the Sky Bet Championship this afternoon.

Martin looks almost certain to be leaving Derby this month, after Cameron Jerome’s arrival at the Pride Park Stadium.

There has been plenty of interest in the 29-year-old, but it looks like Sunderland will be the club to take the striker off Gary Rowett’s hands, with Chris Coleman adding him to his Sunderland squad, who find themselves in deep relegation trouble.

Should Martin complete his loan move, he will be linking up with a squad facing the possibility of back-to-back relegations, with Sunderland currently rooted to the foot of the Championship table.

Coleman’s side have been hit by the departure of Lewis Grabban this month, with the 12-goal striker returning to AFC Bournemouth following a loan spell in the North East.

The Verdict

If Sunderland are going to get Martin in this month, they need to get it done as soon as possible, because Coleman’s need for a striker is great, particularly following Grabban’s departure.

Martin isn’t getting a chance at Derby following Jerome’s arrival and if the striker has ambitions of regular football, he needs to be pushing for a move away.

Whether the 29-year-old can save Sunderland remains to be seen, but he is a big name player who will boost morale at the Stadium of Light.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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