SAINTS defender Aaron Martin will join Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal, the club has confirmed.

The 22-year-old centre half will link up with the Championship side for the 2012/13 campaign in order to gain more first team experience.

Martin has made 29 appearances for Saints since joining the club from non-league side Eastleigh in 2009.

He is under contract at St Mary's until 2014.