Norwich defender Russell Martin has spoken of his delight after being named in Craig Levein's Scotland squad to face Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

The full-back is eligible to represent Scotland through his father and is excited by the prospect of earning his first international cap.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Martin said: "We have had a great season and it's been a great run for both the team and me personally and this has just topped it off with the call-up."


He added: "My birth certificate is somewhere so I will have to look for that. My dad has sent his off so it is just a case of crossing the Ts and dotting the Is."

Martin progressed through Brighton's youth team before a spell at non-league Lewes led to a switch to Wycombe. After 116 appearances for the Chairboys he spent two seasons at Peterborough before joining the Canaries last summer.

"I am really glad that I have worked my way up through the leagues," he added. "It's an amazing achievement and one that I am really proud of. Hopefully I can go up there, get some minutes on the pitch and do myself justice."

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