1. Martin Braithwaite Christensen, to give him his full name, was born in Esbjerg in Denmark in June 1991, making him 26.

2. He’s has a reputation as a pacey, lively striker who also likes to come in off the flanks.

3. Standing just short of six feet tall, Martin is no stranger to the north east having once had trials with Newcastle United.

4. As a young player he made his mark with his hometown club, Esbjerg fB, making his debut in 2009 going on to score 17 goals in 88 games before moving to Toulouse in 2013.

5. Martin helped his team win the Danish title in the 2011-12 season while the following season, 2012-13, was also a memorable one as he played in every league game and helped the club win the Danish Cup. On the back of that he was called into the national team.

6. By then he had already played for Denmark’s Under-17s, Under-19s and Under-21s

7. It was while he was away on international duty than an offer came in from Toulouse and a move to the south of France was made in August 2013.

8. In four seasons with the Ligue 1 side, he never played fewer than 36 games in a season, making close on 150 appearances and scoring 40 goals.

9. He is an international team mate of Viktor Fischer and both players also spent a small amount of time with FC Midtjylland.

10. Martin currently has 16 caps after turning down the opportunity to play for Guyana, the country of his father’s birth.

11. His most recent international was in June when he set up Kasper Dolberg to score the final goal in a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan in a World Cup Qualifier in Almaty.