Absa Premiership

Martin eager to repay McCarthy faith

2017-08-02 15:06
Craig Martin (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - New Cape Town City defender Craig Martin says he is ready to make a name for himself following his move to the ambitious Premiership outfit.

Martin was announced earlier last month as one of the Citizens' latest signings, albeit with less fanfare than the likes of Teko Modise and Ayanda Patosi due to his unknown quantity - having featured in the regional leagues of the Western Cape.

City owner John Comitis admitted upon his arrival that the attacking right-back was brought on trial with a view of featuring in the club's MultiChoice Diski side but head coach Benni McCarthy was so impressed with his displays in training - that he insisted on handing the 23-year-old a first-team deal.

Now, the Kensington-born defender is ready to show there are more untapped gems like him that have fallen through the cracks of professional sides and academies in the country, by proving himself on a national stage under the tutelage of one of his role-models.

"I'm very happy to have signed for City," he told IOL website.

"I'm looking to achieve the goals I set for myself while growing up in Kensington and to push to be a regular starter. I also want to show the club, the city and the country what I can do.

"Benni is Bafana's all-time top goalscorer and established himself as a top striker, not only in SA but in Portugal and England too," said Martin.

"He's a role model, he's always willing to give players a chance and he shows massive belief in the squad."

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