Martin thanks Boro fans

Midfielder John Martin has thanked the Boro fans for making his two-year stint at the The Lamex Stadium so enjoyable. The 29-year-old was told last week that he would not be offered a new contract at Boro and is currently on the lookout for a new club bu

Midfielder John Martin has thanked the Boro fans for making his two-year stint at the The Lamex Stadium so enjoyable.

The 29-year-old was told last week that he would not be offered a new contract at Boro and is currently on the lookout for a new club but the former Grays man didn't want to leave without saying a proper goodbye to the club's supporters.

"The fans were one of the best things about the club," Martin told The Comet. "They really seemed to take to me and I would like to say a big thank you to them for all their support during my time there.

"It's disappointing to leave because I love the club but I'd also like to take the chance to thank all the staff at the club because I really enjoyed my time there."


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Martin admitted he was "gutted" to be told he no longer had a future with Stevenage but hopes some of the clubs that looked at taking him on when he was transfer-listed in January will rekindle their interest.

"It's just a case of sitting by the phone at the moment and waiting to see what crops up," added Martin. "You never know what sort of clubs are going to come in for you. When I was made available in January quite a few clubs showed an interest in me but the club didn't want me to go to rival, which is fair enough.

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"But hopefully someone else will come in for me and I'll get another chance to prove myself."

Martin enjoyed a successful loan spell at Ebbsfleet United towards the end of the season before being recalled when Boro suffered a number of injuries and suspensions.

It looked like Martin was being handed a chance to salvage his Boro career but, with the competition for places in the midfield as fierce as it has been for a long time at Stevenage, manager Graham Westley decided to let him go.

"You always think there might be a chance of staying but it just wasn't to be.

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