Wycombe plot move for 32-y/o Gillingham winger

Wycombe Wanderers are keeping tabs on Mark Marshall with a view to making a move for the Gillingham winger as reported by Football Insider.

The report claims Marshall signed a short-term deal with the Gills in the summer following his release by Charlton Athletic. As a result, his contract is due to expire later this month, and the Chairboys are waiting to pounce if the Kent outfit cannot agree on new terms with the forward.

The thirty-two-year-old has made twenty-three appearances in all competitions for Steve Evans’ side so far this season, and his potential availability on a free transfer at the end of January is a situation that’s also alerted Blackpool, according to the report.

 

Marshall is vastly experienced and much-travelled having turned out for Swindon, Hereford, Barnet, Coventry, Port Vale, and Bradford in his long career. He played twenty-nine times for Charlton last season, helping them secure League One promotion via the playoffs.

The majority of Marshall’s outings for the Gills have come from the bench, and he’s yet to find the net for a much-improved side that currently sit fourteenth in League One after an impressive eight-game unbeaten run.


Our View

Marshall is likely to be on relatively big money, so having not exactly set the world alight during his spell in Kent, his departure would not cause too many sleepless nights for Gillingham fans.

He would add some depth and experience to the Wycombe squad, but it would be a surprise if Gareth Ainsworth sees him as anything other than a back-up for the run-in.

Football Insider is usually a reliable source, but the Blackpool link is a surprise, they do seem to be well covered in wide areas.

 

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