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 By PA Sport

Scotland fans who booed Chris Martin don't understand football - Strachan

Boss Gordon Strachan gave his backing to Chris Martin after the striker was booed as a substitute at Hampden Park before scoring a dramatic late World Cup qualifying winner for Scotland against Slovenia.

The clear noises of disapproval when the big forward replaced James Morrison in the 83rd minute turned to cheers five minutes later when he drilled in a low drive for a crucial 1-0 win.

It took Scotland on to seven points from five fixtures -- the halfway stage of the campaign -- and into fourth...

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Chris Martin surprised to start for Scotland in mauling of Malta

Chris Martin admits even he was surprised when Gordon Strachan picked him for the World Cup opener against Malta -- but he quickly focused on the task at hand to help Scotland to a 5-1 qualifying victory.

Martin was handed only his third international start and responded with his second goal when he converted Matt Ritchie's inch-perfect low cross to regain the lead eight minutes after half-time.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed a memorable week, briefly leaving the Scotland camp on Wednesday to complete...

Championship playoffs full of talent with Premier League prize on the line

Brighton couldn't defeat Middlesbrough on Saturday and therefore begin the playoffs as the top seed.

One playoff "final" down, one more to go. The game between Middlesbrough and Brighton at the weekend basically amounted to a preliminary version of the one-game promotion decider that makes grown men and women weep with tension. Middlesbrough held on for the 1-1 draw they needed amid the nerves and can kick back for a while, but Brighton have to deal with the illness-inducing terror of the playoffs.

Perhaps it was the occasion and the tension but Brighton looked tired at the weekend. During...


Chris Martin parachutes into Derby

Norwich City striker Chris Martin will move to Championship side Derby County this summer following a successful loan spell at Pride Park.

Chris Martin has featured in just one Premier League game for Norwich this season

Martin, 24, scored two goals in 13 league appearances while on a short-term deal in the East Midlands and Rams boss Nigel Clough has now swooped to sign him permanently.

The 6ft 1in forward has spent his entire career at Norwich having progressed through the club’s youth...