Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the performance of Chris Martin in the Rams’ 3-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday.
Derby headed into the game winless in four but stunned the hosts early on.
Two goals from Tom Lawrence and another from Jason Knight gave the Rams a commendable half-time lead. In all honesty, it could have been five or six.
While Martin didn’t score, he was heavily involved with a hat-trick of assists. His performance prompted some fans to call for a new contract for the striker.
3 assists for Chris Martin, our best striker by a mile #dcfc
— Danny (@DannyPorter97) February 29, 2020
3 assists for Martin… GIVE HIM A NEW CONTRACT NOW #DCFC
— Luke (@LukePingu) February 29, 2020
— Matt Harvey (@mattharvey07) February 29, 2020
This Martin/Lawrence partnership is 🔥 Can’t quite believe this 😳🐏 #dcfc
— Rʏᴀɴ Tɪᴢᴢᴀʀᴅ (@ryantizzard) February 29, 2020
— Jack Doughty (@JackDoughty18) February 29, 2020
Super victory today away. #dcfc were electric in the first half, Chris Martin is a great influence on the side at his best. Let’s build on today 💪👏🐑 ^nm
— Derby County (@derbycounty) February 29, 2020
— Robert Johnson (@rjohnsondcfc) February 29, 2020
— Richard Cusack (@RichardCusackBM) February 29, 2020
Chris Martin’s current deal expires at the end of the season.
Martin has been brought back into the Derby fold under Phillip Cocu after a difficult past three seasons. He was cast aside or loaned out by former managers.
But under Cocu, the Scotland international is showing the sort of form which made him Derby’s leading scorer and assist maker between 2013-16.
Martin has seven goals and six assists in 17 Championship starts.
His form warrants a new deal. However, being one of Derby’s higher earners, the 31-year-old leaves the club in a tricky spot over his immediate future.
Derby’s win over Wednesday moves them up to 13th in the Championship table.