Name: Aaron Martin
Position: Central Defender
Date of Birth: 29 September 1989
Place of Birth: Newport, Isle of Wight
Former Birmingham City centre-back Aaron Martin agreed to join the club on June 4th 2014, signing his contract on July 1st as a free agent. He is a former Southampton player who has also been on the books of Eastleigh as well as enjoying loan spells with Salisbury City, Crystal Palace and Coventry City. The latter club had considered making a move for his services just before he agreed to sign for the Glovers, with the Sky Blues impressed with his performances. He stands at 6'3" tall and so unsurprisingly one of his main strengths is in the air.
Born on the Isle of Wight, in Newport on September 29th 1989, he started his career with Eastleigh, making 47 appearances for them after joining them as a 14 year old, but was snapped up by Southampton in November 2009, signing an 18 month contract after being recommended to them by Eastleigh's manager Ian Baird, who used to play for the Saints.
He played 29 times for Southampton across a five year period, mainly featuring in loan spells elsewhere, with Salisbury City (15 appearances), Crystal Palace (6 appearances) and Coventry City (12 appearances) seeing his services. He was released by Southampton in January 2014 and joined Birmingham on a short term contract. He made eight appearances for the Blues.
Aaron signed a two year contract with the club in July 2014, that will keep him on the club's books until June 2016.
Total Appearances: 14
Total Goals: 3
Debut Appearance: 9 August 2014
Debut Goal: 6 September 2014