Martins keen on permanent Birmingham move

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Obafemi Martins has set his sights on sealing a permanent move to Birmingham as he prepares to make his full debut against former club Newcastle tonight.

Martins is on loan from Rubin Kazan for the rest of the season, and is keen to make a good impression.

"Would I like a permanent move? Yes," the Nigerian said. "Birmingham is a big club and doing well. If everything goes well then, of course, I'm going to stay."

Newcastle have no new injury concerns, with Steven Taylor and Shola Ameobi both still out.