Fulham are leading the race to sign unwanted Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Ben Marshall, according to a report from the Birmingham Mail.

Marshall only joined Wolves in January of this year, after former manager Paul Lambert brought him in from former club Blackburn Rovers. However, it is said that Marshall is expected to be allowed to leave the club in the next transfer window, with the 26 year old struggling for game time under new boss Nuno Espírito Santo. He has started just one Championship game this season, with Diogo Jota, Helder Costa, Ivan Cavaleiro and Bright Enokbakhare all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Marshall started his career at Stoke City, however he never made an appearance for the club. He had 4 different loan spells in his time at Stoke; these came at Northampton, Cheltenham, Carlisle and most notably Sheffield Wednesday.

Marshall’s loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday lasted 5 months, where he impressed for the Owls by scoring 5 goals. His form earned him a move to Leicester City, whom he joined in January 2012 for 750k.

The former England under 21 international made 61 appearances in all competitions for Leicester, scoring a total of 9 goals. But after a year and a half at the Foxes, Marshall was on the move again, with him joining Blackburn Rovers on a four year deal in August 2013.

He made 140 appearances for Rovers, scoring 15 goals. However, his progress as a player was halted in January 2013, when he picked up a long term ankle injury which ruled him out for a number of months.

He left Blackburn 5 months before they were relegeated to League One for the first time. His time at Wolves hasn’t gone as planned for Marshall, and a move to free flowing Fulham could be exactly the move he needs to rekindle his career.


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