Rangers should consider Ben Marshall with Wolves permitting January loan

Rangers fans are seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ben Marshall can play anywhere on the flanks and his creativity could come in handy for a Rangers side with two defeats in a row.

Ben Marshall of Wolverhampton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic at Molineux on February 14, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a new home for Ben Marshall in the January transfer window.

The winger has made just one league start all season and has plummeted down the pecking order under Nuno Espirito Santo – though this is largely down to the plethora of highly-rated wide attackers at Wolves’ disposal rather than a reflection on Marshall's own ability.

The Sun (8th October, page 61) reported that Wolves were prepared to loan Marshall out in the New Year, and the newspaper (page 69) adds that Gary Rowett is interested in bringing him to Derby County.

Marshall, who impressed initially at Wolves after Paul Lambert brought him from Blackburn Rovers in January, is capable of playing anywhere on either flank and possesses that rather handy eye for the spectacular.

Ben Marshall of Blackburn Rovers celebrates after scoring their third goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United at Ewood Park on September 17,...

Everything Rangers need?

You can see, then, why the former Leicester City ace would be in high demand come January. But perhaps interest should not just be confined to England.

After all, Glasgow Rangers still appear a little light out wide at the moment thanks to the baffling decision to let Barrie McKay (below) leave for Nottingham Forest – plus their consequent failure to bring Jamie Walker in from Hearts as his replacement.

Barrie McKay of Rangers runs with the ball during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Marshall, however, would give Rangers options on either the left or the right – and he’s also been known to fill in at full-back when required too. And with Wolves prepared to let him leave on loan, the signing would most certainly fall into the low risk category.

If successive defeats to Dundee and Hamilton taught Rangers anything, it’s that a little extra pace, creativity and unpredictability would come in handy. Marshall, then, could provide those attributes with a little dash of versatility thrown into the mix.

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