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Blades rival Owls for Ben Marshall

Blades rival Owls for Ben Marshall

Sheffield United have made a bid for Wednesday's on-loan wing wizard Ben Marshall, according to reports.

The youngster is currently enjoying a superb loan stint at Hillsborough from Stoke City and all reports point to Marshall extending his loan deal, and signing a new contract at Stoke, within the next week.

But his performances so far this term have caught the eye of a number of clubs, not least Danny Wilson's United who are reported to have made a bid to lure Marshall to Bramall Lane.

The Premier League side are understood to be keen to keeping Marshall at the Britannia Stadium, however, and will only loan him out to give him first-team experience.

That puts the Owls in the driving seat, especially thanks to the relationship between Owls boss Gary Megson and Stoke manager Tony Pulis, and the fact Marshall is enjoying life with the Owls.

Pulis has already aired comments that he's keen for Marshall to remain at S6 for the rest of the season to aid his development, and although that looks likely, it's yet to be made official.

Another of Wednesday's npower League One rivals Huddersfield Town have already been linked with the winger this season and Wednesdayites will be keeping everything crossed that their player-of-the-season so far remains an Owl for the rest of the campaign.

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Date:Friday December 30 2011
Time: 2:40PM


Have a day off! Any money this report came from the national press who have have knowledge below the prem - it offends me the lack of respect shown for clubs in the lower leagues.
30/12/2011 15:44:00
Sorry that should be 'have no knowledge'
30/12/2011 15:45:00
What a load of crap, Pulis has already said he wants him to stay at Wednesday playing for a big club in front of big crowds, that rules out Utd straight away ha ha ha!! Ched Evans is on his way to Brighton so I hear from local sources, that's their goalscorer gone then!!
30/12/2011 22:33:00
Worst headline yet - that's the last club he will go to,i have heard the evans to brighton rumour and rhodes to QPR as well,remember owls fans its only half way thru the season and we don't need to sell whereas united do and huddersfield can't turn down daft money for rhodes
carlton owl
31/12/2011 08:41:00
I have heard that he wants to play football on the ground not 60 yard passes.
31/12/2011 11:49:00
He'll not be going to sty then piggy.
ecco owl
31/12/2011 13:00:00
better football then your lots game you've reinvented the long ball game. who's your top scorer your centre half?
31/12/2011 16:44:00
And who yours a rapist
ecco owl
31/12/2011 17:22:00
better than the so called "goal machine" what has happened to him got a server migraine from all the flick on's he's had to do. You've won the award for the worst football team to have played a BDTBL this year.
31/12/2011 17:27:00
go on say it "were the bigger side" please
31/12/2011 17:27:00
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