Experienced football league goalkeeper David Martin has traveled with Charlton Athletic on a training camp in Ireland according to London news online, meaning he will more than likely pen a deal with the club.

The 31 year-old, whose career spans back as far as 2003, has been on the books of the likes of Liverpool, Wimbledon and Leicester, as well as Accrington Stanley, Leeds United and Derby County, before finding himself returning to MK Dons for a second spell with the club.

Martin came through the youth academy at Tottenham Hotspur, and impressed at youth level with England, playing 18 times for his national team at youth level.

Martin moved to his most recent club MK Dons in 2010, for a second spell, and played 332 times over the two stays, playing from 2004-2006 and then in a 7 year stay from 2010-2017 before being released from the club at the end of last season.

Charlton are undoubtedly in need of a goalkeeper, with no experienced or established number one at The Valley at the moment. Meaning the experience and knowledge of Martin could make him a very good move for the London club.

Martin had this to say on his time at MK Dons.

“With great sadness, my time with Milton Keynes Dons will come to an end when this season finishes.

“It has been a great eight-and-a-half years but now is the time to pursue a new challenge.

“I would like to thank the Club, the fans and my team-mates for the fantastic support I have always received, while I reserve a special thank you to my goalkeeping coach Paul Heald and our outstanding chairman – Pete Winkelman.

“The highlights for me were the first ever meeting between us and AFC Wimbledon, beating Manchester United and gaining promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.”

He added: “I thank the fans that have supported me through all the good and bad times we’ve seen at the Club. Milton Keynes will always be a special place and Club to me.

 

 

 


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