Signed by GG in the latter half of the 97-98 season, he was initially
thought to be either a solution to Leeds' intractable left-back problem,
or a replacement/back-up for Molenaar or Wetherall in the centre of the
Having done a very solid job as one of our 3 centrebacks (with
Molenaar and Radebe), he contributed to a solid unbeaten run at the
start of the season as well as providing some good width when going
forward. Unfortunately he fell victim to the disgraceful state of the
pitch at Old Trafford, and was out for the rest of the season
with cruciate ligament damage.
He's now nearly back to full fitness, and with Lucas Radebe away
on international duty he might see a little bit of first team action
to add to the reserves and bench appearances he's managed since
returning in December. At the end of May 2000, Martin was transferred
back to his native Austria so that he could get himself back to
full fitness and have a decent chance of first-team football and
he is now back as a regular in the national side.