Dons fans were pleased that the recruitment campaign got back underway today and once again the gaffer tapped into his Norwich connections and secured a season long loan of promising youngster 19 year old Josh Martin (Pictured Above).
Martin had been on Arsenal’s books since the age of 8 and played alongside current England Euro starlet Bukayo Saka but decided his future lay elsewhere and joined the Canaries at the start of the 2019-20 season after a successful trial at Carrow Road.
Able to play left or right wing Martin first got really noticed when he fired in three goals against Newcastle in the FA Youth Cup. He soon after got a shot at life in the Premiership making his debut as a late substitute against Southampton. He scored his first senior goal the following season helping Norwich to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.
Josh was born in Luton and is of Portuguese, Irish and English heritage which could prove useful as his ambition it to play International football.
He has to date played 19 senior games scoring two goals.
Dons fans starved of summer signings didn’t have to wait too long for the next player to put pen to paper as it was later confirmed that 24 year old Ethan Robson still under contract with newly promoted Blackpool had also signed on loan for the season, the Dons reportedly beating several clubs to his signature from north of the border including Rangers.
Able to play anywhere across the middle, Robson has also occupied the No 10 role that saw him play 37 games for Blackpool last season.
Robson joined Sunderland aged 8 years old and went on to play 14 games for the Black Cats at senior level. Robson has also had loan spells with Dundee and Grimsby Town, and in total played 91 career games scoring 7 goals.
Whilst both are welcome recruits to the squad, fans attentions are still firmly focused on who is going to score the goals with Charlie Brown and Sam Nombe the most experienced strikers left in the squad, and there is a huge question mark on the future of Nombe after his failed loan spell at Luton where they declined the option of signing the apparent want away striker, and we are more than aware how Russ feels about players that have shown an interest to leave the club.