Ex-Norwich City winger Josh Martin has ended his wait for a new club after penning a short-term deal with League One leaders Portsmouth. 

The 22-year-old has been training with the South Coast club for a number of weeks to retain his fitness and has impressed enough to earn a temporary contract amid some injury struggles for John Mousinho's men. 

Martin has been training with Portsmouth after moving to that area of the country to live with his girlfriend. 

He has been out of contract since being released by the Canaries in the summer after loan spells with Doncaster and Barnsley in the last season and a half of his spell at Carrow Road. 

Norwich signed Martin from Arsenal in 2019 as an academy player - with his performances impressing Daniel Farke enough to earn 16 first-team appearances in both the Championship and the Premier League. 

His professional debut came in the top flight against Southampton in June 2020 - going on to play five times towards the end of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign. 

Martin was unable to consistently nail down a starting berth at Carrow Road and ended up on loan at MK Dons. Russell Martin left to join Swansea soon after, and the attacking midfielder's game time was limited. 

After progress at Doncaster and another tough loan at Barnsley - Martin joins Portsmouth, hoping to impress enough to join a longer-term deal. 

Portsmouth, who also have City youngster Abu Kamara on loan, top League One and Mousinho explained why they moved to add Martin to their squad. 

“He’s done really well during his time with us and we know what qualities he can bring," he told official club channels.

“We’ve had such a strong squad in that time, but circumstances have obviously changed with the injury to Tino Anjorin and we felt this was the right thing to do.

Norwich Evening News: Josh Martin made 16 appearances for Norwich City. Josh Martin made 16 appearances for Norwich City. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

“Josh is an excellent player and actually had a couple of other options, but we’re delighted that he’s chosen to sign with us.

“He’s pretty good with both feet and likes to drift inside, while he can also finish, so there’s plenty of excitement he can bring.

“Josh has got a lot of technical ability and has played in both the Premier League and Championship – we know we’ve got a good player on our hands if we can get him going again.”