Martins hoping for cup final glory

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Obafemi Martins has promised to replicate the somersaults that became his goal celebration trademark at Newcastle - if and when he starts scoring for Birmingham.

Martins, signed on loan from Rubin Kazan for the remainder of the campaign, admits it was too cold in Russia to celebrate in such an extravagant manner.

But the Nigeria international will bring the somersaults back during his spell with Blues, and is targeting the upcoming Carling Cup final against Arsenal, saying: "If I score in the Carling Cup final. I think I'll try and do 10 somersaults, maybe more than that!"

He added: "I'm still going to do the somersaults. In fact, I think I will do them more. If I score goals, I'll do it.

"Nani did a somersault on Saturday when he scored for Manchester United but mine is different to that.

"I had to be careful about doing that in Russia. The weather was too cold!"

Martins, who will face his former club Newcastle on Tuesday evening at St Andrew's, is glad to be back in the Premier League and reunited with his family.

He said: "I feel at home again. I have my house here, my girlfriend and my kid here, so I'm happy to be back.

"I missed them when I was in Russia but it was difficult for them to come over there. It is four hours away and my girlfriend didn't really like to fly and stay in Russia.

"I used to speak to them on the phone but I didn't see them for about five months so it was not good. I'm glad to be back."

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