Millwall’s Wallace wants Wolves winger deal

JED Wallace would like Millwall to sign Ben Marshall on a permanent deal – and joked the Lions should have done a “three-for-two” deal with Wolves last summer.

Marshall became the third Wolves player to move to Millwall last season after Wallace and George Saville signed last summer.

Like the latter two, Marshall, 27, was an immediate hit with Millwall fans, making his debut in a 1-1 draw with Cardiff in February before nailing down a regular place on the right wing.

His quality on the ball was a feature of his play, and he scored the winner at Burton before following that with a goal-of-the-season contender at Barnsley.

Former Stoke winger Marshall got another goal at Bolton and he also provided five assists to boost Millwall’s play-off chase.

Marshall showed his versatility, and his toughness, by filling in at right-back on the final day of the season against Aston Villa last weekend despite having stitches in his knee. He finished with three goals in 16 appearances.

Marshall’s parent club Wolves won the Championship title this season and are likely to splash millions to make their mark in the Premier League.

Marshall is set to be be heading for the exit door, but he is believed to be on around £20,000 per week at the Midlands club, a figure that would seem to be out of Millwall’s reach.

He has also been linked with relegated Stoke, whose manager Paul Lambert brought him to Wolves and said at the time he was a “terrific offensive player”.

Wallace knows Millwall are looking to strengthen this summer, and would like Marshall to be a permanent addition.

“We need to bring in two or three players that will help us push on,” Wallace said. “Maybe we should have got three-for-two from Wolves last season!

“It’s been the best three years the club has had in probably the last three decades and we need to improve again for next season.

“Ben has been great on and off the pitch. He has added a lot of quality and he is very down to earth. That suits what we have here.

“I want other wingers at the club to give me competition and help me push on and be better. We recruited well in January and players had to up their performances.

“I’m sure that’s what the gaffer wants again next year.”

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