Sheffield Wednesday: Ben Marshall distances himself from Owls move

Ben Marshall
Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall admits he is flattered by reported interest from Sheffield Wednesday but says he has no desire to leave Blackburn Rovers.

Winger Marshall has consistently been linked with the Owls since spending four months on loan from Stoke City at Hillsborough during the promotion-winning 2011/12 campaign.

Wednesday’s increased might in the transfer market this summer has seen speculation linking the club with the 23-year-old only intensify.

But Marshall has distanced himself from a departure from Ewood Park this summer.

“I’m happy here and I’ve got no plans to be going anywhere,” he said. “I think I’ve been linked with Sheffield Wednesday in probably every transfer window.

“It’s nice to have that bit of interest but I’m really happy here and I’m really looking forward to the start of the new season.”

Marshall proved to be an incredibly popular figure during his short time with the Owls.

He netted five goals and contributed six assists in 22 appearances during the first half of what proved to be an immensely successful campaign for the Owls.

Marshall joined Leicester City at the end of the 2011/12 season but switched to Blackburn the following summer.

Blackburn are contemplating offering a deal to Giles Coke, who was released by Wednesday at the end of last term.

Coke has been on trial with Rovers for more than a week and is set to play some part in their friendly at Accrington Stanley this afternoon.

Blackburn are also said to be interested in signing Chris Maguire, who last week turned down the offer of a new deal from the Owls.

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