No Deal But Marshall’s Committed

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Ben Marshall’s future with Blackburn still hasn’t been resolved, which is a situation Owen Coyle has said can become the case ‘next week’ with a decision on signing a new deal or not made.

Marshall, who has already been linked with Wolves and Fulham, could be weeks from leaving Blackburn unless the former Leicester winger signs a new contract with Rovers. Coyle’s told the Lancashire Telegraph he’s had ‘a good chat’ with the 25-year-old but now is time to come to a final decision.

‘I had a good chat with Ben and said that we would like to sit down face to face with his representatives and take that on to see exactly where we are and make that decision from there. t would be nice to sort something out one way or the other. We are trying to have that meeting face to face with Ben’s representatives and hopefully that will take place next week.’

The Blackburn boss feels what he’s done on the field this season have ‘shown by his performances that he is here and that he is committed’ with Coyle understanding he would want ‘the best deal possible’ for himself as the club would for him.

If he’s not going to sign a new contract the suggestion is he’ll be sold in January as to not lose him on a free with Coyle hoping to use the funds raised to turn some loan deals into permanent transfers at Ewood Park.

‘But all we can do is the best for the football club and that is what we will try and do. He is a player we would love to keep as are a number of others such as the boys we have brought in on loan we would love to have them here permanently but whether we can secure that moving forward only time will tell.’

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