AARON Martin won the battle of the Saints loanee defenders at Bournemouth last night.

The 23-year-old made a winning debut for League 1 play off hopefuls Coventry City in a 2-0 victory at Dean Court against a Cherries side that included Martin’s St Mary’s colleague Dan Seaborne in their back four.

“It must have been like a local derby for him this evening,” said Coventry caretaker boss Lee Carsley.