Hatters snatch Canaries duo

Martin and Spillane to spend 2008/09 campaign in League Two

Martin: Down the pecking order

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Chris Martin and Michael Spillane have joined Luton on season-long loan deals from Norwich.

Teenage striker Martin has struggled to establish himself in the Canaries first-team, but has scored four goals in 25 appearances.

He has fallen behind Jamie Cureton, Omar Alieu Koroma and Arturo Lupoli in the pecking order at Carrow Road, and his agent believes the 19-year-old will benefit from regular football in League Two.

"It is a good thing for Chris. He needs to find himself again," Phil Sproson told the Norwich Evening News.

"Mick Harford is a very good manager and a former striker so hopefully he will be able to get the best out of Chris.

"I'm confident that he'll score goals at Luton, he's got bags of ability and this could be the catalyst he needs."

Meanwhile, Irish midfielder Spillane is also in search of first-team football and will be hoping to be given an opportunity to shine at Kenilworth Road.

"Michael's been out of the picture for a little while now at City and this is a good opportunity for him to show what he can do. He needs to play and needs to develop," said the 19-year-old's agent Paul Goddard.