Everton fans lavish praise on Nigel Martyn

Nigel Martyn made 97 appearances for Everton between 2003 and 2006.

The goalkeeper, who appeared 23 times for England, started his professional career with Bristol Rovers, before moving to Crystal Palace in 1989.

Martyn spent seven years with Palace ahead of a move to Leeds United, and was once again a favourite of the supporters during his time at Elland Road.

By the time that Martyn arrived at Everton, the stopper had already put a serious number of appearances on the board.

The now 52-year-old was actually forced into retirement in 2006, with an ankle injury preventing him from making more than 100 appearances for Everton.

Martyn was perhaps one of the most underrated goalkeepers of the Premier League era when considering what he brought to both Leeds and Everton.

Everton currently have England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford between the sticks, but the Merseyside club’s fans miss Martyn, who has been hailed on social media.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s fans can be seen below: