Wolves boss Paul Lambert to raid old club Blackburn with £1m swoop for Ben Marshall

WOLVES boss Paul Lambert is going back to old club Blackburn Rovers with a £1million offer for Ben Marshall.

Versatile former England Under 21 player Marshall, 25,  can play right back or right wing and Lambert wants to do a deal this week, with Rovers willing to sell if the money is up front.

 Ben Marshall on the run against Reading

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Ben Marshall on the run against ReadingCredit: Reuters

Marshall’s contract is up at the end of the season and he wants to get a bigger contract elsewhere, so Owen Coyle will let him go.


Wolves are currently 16th place in the Championship after taking just seven wins from 25 games so far.

Lambert sees former Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday man Marshall as a stabilising figure in his effort to build a side capable of producing consistent results.

Brighton and Middlesbrough previously wanted the ex-Manchester United trainee but he stuck to Ewood Park.

 Marshall and Blackburn boss Owen Coyle

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Marshall and Blackburn boss Owen CoyleCredit: Reuters
 Paul Lambert...knows Marshall well from his time at Rovers

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Paul Lambert…knows Marshall well from his time at RoversCredit: Reuters

Rovers manager Owen Coyle is used to the revolving door at the struggling Lancashire club.


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Blackburn brought in 12 players over the summer, with eight leaving, but while Coyle received nearly

£10m in transfer fees he spent just £250,000 on defender Derrick Williams.

But spirits are high after the 1-0 home win over promotion favourites Newcastle on Monday.

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