The Scotland defender, on loan from Norwich, has already decided that he wants to switch full-time to the Light Blues. Ending a nine-game winless run against Celtic – the worst in Rangers’ history – will clearly help.
Martin, right, said: “The powers that be here know what I want. They see what I have added, not just on the pitch, but off it as well, which is a big thing.
“It won’t be my decision but hopefully I will have a decision to make in the summer.
“I am still contracted to Norwich. There will be lots of ifs, buts and maybes, but my intention has been the same since I started here, to prove that I’m worthy of staying here and games like this will only help that by playing well. I don’t expect it to be sorted soon. I am just concentrating on playing as well as I can.
“Mark Allen and the manager brought me in. Hopefully I have shown that I have added value to the team and to some of the players. I really want it, but I am quite relaxed about it.
“I love that pressure of playing games like this Sunday. I’d love to play those sorts of games every week. It’s what you want, a different challenge.
“The challenge is to win trophies. I’d love to be part of winning trophies when this club is rocking and rolling as it has done in the past. I think the potential is here.”
Martin realises that a win tomorrow could help Murty become the manager permanently. But he said: “All that is secondary to the game. We have to concentrate on winning. Anything that comes from that is a bonus. The main focus is to win.”