Roeder praise for Martins
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Glenn Roeder paid tribute to Obafemi Martins after Newcastle's 2-1 vwin over Watford.
Glenn Roeder paid tribute to Obafemi Martins after Newcastle's 2-1 victory over Watford, and warned that there was more to come from the Nigerian striker.
Martins grabbed two fine goals to help The Magpies maintain their encouraging form and Roeder was thrilled with his performance.
"Today we saw the Oba Martins I have been telling you about for a long while - and you will see plenty more, I will keep saying that," he praised.
"They were two magnificent finishes."
Roeder had every faith in Martins when he decided to sign him for £10 million from Internazionale in the summer, but has also thanked chairman Freddy Shepherd for backing his judgement.
"It was just so pleasing when I wanted to buy him that the chairman found the money because he was an expensive purchase," he recalled.
"It is not relief, but it is pleasing to see him start scoring goals, which he has done over the last few games.
"He will bring plenty to the table. He is 22 years old and he has got the attitude of a player who will keep improving.
"He is a lovely man and he has got something that I personally love in a human being, he has got humility."