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Martin Joins On Season Long Loan


11:07 27th June 2012

Centre-half joins Palace

Crystal Palace are delighted to announce the signing of centre-half Aaron Martin from Premier League side Southampton on a season long loan.

The 22 year old defender made 17 appearances for Nigel Adkins side as they won promotion from the Championship last season and agreed terms on a move to south London today.

Aaron said: "Dougie seemed to sell the club so well and he seems a really nice person. For what he's already done (at Palace) he seems to be a great manager  to work for and play for. What sold the club to me was that he was such a nice person and he sounded so genuine in everything he said to me. I can't wait to get started now."

Palace manager Dougie Freedman said: "Aaron is a player who I have watched since his non-league days and he has done very well at since his move to Southampton. He is a youngster who is a talented, hard- working centre half who is hungry for success and I see him playing a major role in our continued progress next season."