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Keeper-Coach Martin Confirmed
Monday, 8th Jul 2024 16:40

Town have confirmed the appointment of former MK Dons and West Ham keeper David Martin to the coaching staff.

As TWTD revealed earlier today, the 38-year-old will assist head of goalkeeping Rene Gilmartin with his primary role, according to the club, “supporting goalkeeper development throughout the academy pathway”.

The former number one, pictured above with his former Hammers teammate Ben Johnson, who joined the Blues at the start of the month, will also help with training, scouting and recruitment, and with monitoring the club’s glovesmen on loan at other clubs. He will also join in first-team training when required but is not set to have a playing role.

Martin left Southend United, where he had been a coach on non-contract terms while also acting as goalkeeping cover, at the end of last season.

Romford-born Martin spent most of his career with the MK Dons with whom he made more than 300 appearances, having also had spells with plenty of other clubs, among them Liverpool, Accrington Stanley (loan), Leicester (loan), Tranmere (loan), Leeds (loan), Derby (loan), Millwall and West Ham.

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bluelad7 added 18:33 - Jul 8
Another “foundation” block inserted. Gotta be good for future development. Welcome.

parhamblue added 20:22 - Jul 8
'You don't get me I'm part of the Union' (The Strawbs). Many goalkeepers at Portman Road/Playford Road.

brian_a_mul added 07:32 - Jul 9
Now go get Caoimhin Kelleher!

Town_Jewells added 09:12 - Jul 9
Believe he's the son of former West Ham and England defender Alvin Martin

Facefacts added 21:02 - Jul 10
This is fall out from the terrible way they undervalued and expected Vas to sign his championship level extension which had been on the table since January. With Walton on a huge amount per week, and sitting on the bench until his contract runs out, as he looks non league level since , how did they think Vas would react? I will not let this lie.

I cannot let this go. Where is our new No 1 keeper, Mark Ashton? Go back to Vas' agent and give them what they want!

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