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Sheffield Wednesday: Interested in move for released Norwich City man

Sheffield Wednesday: Interested in move for released Norwich City man

Sheffield Wednesday could be set to make a move for released Norwich City winger Ben Marshall.

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The 28-year-old, who spent a loan period with the Owls some years back now and became a firm fan favourite, is a free agent after agreeing to cancel his contract with Norwich over the weekend.

However, he may well not be without a club for long, with Wednesday interested in signing the winger, according to respected journalist Alan Nixon.

Marshall has struggled to be a regular for the Canaries since moving to Carrow Road, and last season spent time away from the club, impressing down in the Championship with Millwall as he looked like getting back to somewhere near his best form.

Indeed, that best form was on display previously in spells with Blackburn Rovers, where he scored six goals and assisted seven in the 2014 campaign, while at Millwall last season, he was a constant thorn in the side of defenders, averaging over two key passes per game for the Lions (via WhoScored).

That sort of form will no doubt be of interest for the Owls, who saw only Barry Bannan average over two key passes per game, while their top assist maker was again Bannan, as only one other player – Adam Reach – managed to post more than three assists.

This is a smart move by the Owls but only if they get the Ben Marshall who is at his best running at defenders down either wing.

Marshall looked to be getting back to his best form last season and if he can continue that upward curve, the Owls will have a fine player on their hands.

Working with a limited budget, this could be the ideal signing for Wednesday and one who could make a big difference to the club next season.

Sheffield Wednesday fans, would you take Marshall? Comment below!

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