AS November rolls on, so to does our Great Saints feature.

Each day this month we have picked a player who has worn that red vee with distinction - and for the next five days we will pick a player who has helped the club win Grand Finals.

So Day 23 is Tommy Martyn - a paid up member of that elite club of rugby league masters never capped by Great Britain.

From a strong rugby league family, Tommy's dad, also a Tommy, was England international and his uncle Mick was a Leigh legend who toured with the Lions.

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Tommy Jnr, or Tommy God to give him his terrace name, joined from Oldham in 1993 and was part of the team that was slowly evolving in an era of Wigan dominance.

But great days were ahead of him - with his great vision, footballing skills and his Cumberland throws being an asset to Saints at the advent of the summer era.

He was a member of the inaugural Super League winning team in 1996, partnering Bobbie Goulding in the halves, with Saints also winning back-to-back Wembleys in 1996 and 97.

Martyn won the Lance Todd for his two-try performance in the latter, with his switch pass to Chris Joynt bringing the pivotal score in that victory. He was the assist for Anthony Sullivan's try, courtesy of a slide-rule kick for the wingman to race after.

A Grand Final winner in 1999 and 2000, Martyn was at his bamboozling mesmeric best that summer when he scored a hat trick as Saints beat Wigan 30-28.

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Martyn, often the brains of the team, the schemer and the man with the vision to scan the whole width of the pitch to see what was on, was also proving adept crossing the whitewash. In Ian Millward's first season, after seeing off the challenge of Darrell Trindall for his spot, Martyn ended up with a 22-try haul for the year and was 2000 Super League Players` Player of the Year.

He joined Saints skipper Chris Joynt and former teammate Steve Prescott in the Ireland World Cup squad later that year.

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And at the start of 2001 he was on top of the world when he was in that Saints team that bucked the Brisbane Broncos to lift the World Club Championship at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton.

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It was going so well, with Martyn touching down a Sean Long grubber as Saints beat Bradford in the Challenge Cup Final at Twickenham to put a third pot on the Knowsley Road sideboard.

He continued to rack up the tries and goals, but was on the losing side in the Challenge Cup Final at Murrayfield and meant he missed out on the 2002 play-offs.

Although he started the 2003 season strongly, however, he had an issue with a broken arm which meant he was in and out.

Martyn left Saints in June 2003 to take up player coach role with Leigh.

He left behind a record of 127 tries, 105 goals and 24 drop goals from 211 appearances in the red vee.