Derby County striker Chris Martin has signed a new contract with the Pride Park outfit and wants to return to his parent club by ending a loan stint with fellow Championship team Fulham, The Telegraph report.

The Scotland international was deemed surplus to requirements by the Rams at the start of the campaign and farmed out to Craven Cottage, but a managerial change has altered the situation.

Steve McClaren is believed to be keen to bring Martin back to Derby to bolster his options in attack, with the player also keen to cut his stint with Fulham short.

The report stipulates that the Scottish forward has made his desire to return to the Rams clear to the powers that be at the London club, but the Cottagers are keen to keep him for the duration of the loan deal.

Martin’s future with Derby looks more secure after he extended his contract with McClaren’s men, with the former England national team coach seemingly keen to keep him at Pride Park.

However, it appears that a tug-of-war for the striker’s services is set to ensue, with both clubs hoping the Scot will be in their ranks for the remainder of the 2016-17 campaign.


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