Forgotten Scotland star joins eleventh club of his career as he teams up with Rangers flop Joey Barton

A FORMER Scotland international has signed for a new team after being without a club in the summer.

And it’s a move that links him to ex-Rangers flop Joey Barton.

Former Scotland international Chris Martin has signed for Bristol Rovers


Former Scotland international Chris Martin has signed for Bristol RoversPhoto credit: AP:Associated Press
The striker scored three goals for the Tartan Army


The striker scored three goals for the Tartan ArmyPhoto credit: Keith Campbell – The Sun Glasgow

Chris Martin, 34, has agreed a short-term contract with English League One Bristol Rovers page.

It will see the veteran striker Stay with Bartons Club until January.

The striker was out of work for months after failing to agree a new contract at QPR at the end of last season.

After leaving Bristol City, he briefly joined the Loftus Road club in February, but decided to move elsewhere when they tried to persuade him to stay on Summer.

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But after a long search for his new team, he has finally sealed his new team next Move and Rovers confirmed the signing yesterday.

Manager Barton said this Club website: “We are delighted to have Chris with us and add another striker to our group.”

“He joins us at a good time and his presence will add even more experience and quality to our squad.”

“We look forward to seeing its impact in the coming months.”

Born in EnglandMartin played 17 international matches Scotland between 2014 and 2017.

During this time he scored three goals Goalswith his match win hit against Slovenia at Hampden was perhaps the most memorable of his short international career.

The striker also scored against Gibraltar and Malta.

Martin has a great goal tally record He played in the English second division and scored 114 league goals during spells with Norwich City, Crystal Palace, Derby County and Fulham.

He scored four goals in 16 appearances for QPR last season and Barton will be hoping he can bring some of his valuable experience to QPR monument Stadion.

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Emma Bowman

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