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.
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.
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.