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McClaren stokes the fires in the Chris Martin row

last updated Sunday 01st January 2017, 12:06 PM

Derby County manager Steve McClaren
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Derby boss Steve McClaren has stoked the fires over the Chris Martin row.

The on-loan Fulham forward downed tools before the abandoned game at Reading last night when all was made plain he wanted a return to his parent club.

Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic responded by suggesting the Scotland international will twiddle his thumbs in west London rather than get his own way.

All three parties, Derby, Fulham and Martin, agreed a watertight deal at the beginning of the season the player would only return to the Rams if all three agreed.

Fulham do not, but McClaren has pushed the envelope when he spoke to BBC Radio Derby about the 'possibility' of seeing in-form Martin back at Pride Park.

"I've made it clear that I like Chris Martin and if there's any possibility that we can get him back, then that's great. We just have to wait and see," McClaren said.

"From day one I've made my feelings on Chrissy clear. It's now up to the two clubs to sort that one out and for us managers to stay out of.

"The (transfer) window isn't open yet. There is a lot of speculation and people don't know the full extent of what is about to happen."

Source Paul Warburton at GetWestLondon
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