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A Cottagers Contemplation: Martin’s Redemption?

He has returned to doing what does best, scoring goals but is that enough to be forgiven by the Fulham fans?

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With 2 goals and an assist in his last three games since his return to the starting line-up, has Chris Martin redeemed his recent actions?

The saga seemingly came to its climax, with Derby boss Steve McClaren appearing to have given up his pursuit of the Scotsman, subsequently opting to bolstered to his attacking options by signing David Nugent from Middlesbrough.

"The situation with Chris Martin is over." Jokanovic expressed to BBC Radio London.

"I bought a flat in Putney 15 years ago and then sold it. I can't ask for it back now, because it is impossible."

The Fulham Head Coach continued: "This country is very famous for contracts. Everything is on paper and really clear."

The striker removed himself from the squad selection for Fulham's away fixture at Reading on the 30th December, as well as missing both the Brighton and Cardiff games respectively.

It was at that time Jokanovic made it apparent Martin would remain in West London, as the Serbian suggested that Fulham, as the oldest club in London, needed to be respected and will not be treated as a train station by the player

Chris Martin was reinstated to the Fulham squad for the home game against Barnsley, where he provided an instant impact, scoring one and providing the assist for Scott Malone in the 2-0 victory.

Martin’s revival in form continued as the Scottish international netted his ninth goal for the club, with an important equaliser against QPR in the West London Derby, with the striker converted Tom Cairney’s driven shot with a deft touch past an unaware Smithies.

"Chris is a very important part of my squad.” expressed Jokanovic.

"Our supporters know my opinion about him. He is focused to help us and he is working well."

Since his return, Chris Martin has expressed passion during celebrating and with the hatchet between the two seemingly being buried, can the fans forgive Chris Martin? only goals and time may tell.