Russell Martin has ‘no interest’ as Rishi Sunak watches Southampton win

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Southampton head Russell Martin had “no interest” successful greeting Rishi Sunak aft nan UK premier curate watched his broadside widen their unbeaten tally successful nan Championship connected Friday night.

Southampton hit Plymouth Argyle 2-1 to summation their streak without conclusion to 17 matches and support gait successful nan title for promotion backmost to nan Premier League.

Sunak is simply a Southampton protagonist and watched connected from nan stands astatine St Mary’s.

Asked astir whether he had visited nan dressing room aft nan game, Martin — who revealed successful 2018 he had joined nan Green Party — showed small interest, however.

“He mightiness person travel down,” he told nan BBC, “but I person nary liking successful saying hello. How’s that for honesty.”

When asked to grow further successful his property conference, Martin said: “I dream he enjoyed himself conscionable for illustration anyone who comes present I dream they bask themselves.

“I person nary liking because I’m a shot manager. I’m not judge we’re aligned connected excessively overmuch politically but I cognize he’s a instrumentality and I dream he enjoyed watching nan team.

“Some group would beryllium excited astir him being present but we had a occupation to do and we were present to triumph a shot lucifer and we did.”

The triumph sees Southampton adjacent nan spread to second-placed Ipswich Town to conscionable 3 points.

They are adjacent successful action distant against Norwich City connected Monday.

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