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3 EFL clubs who could look to sign Derby County outcast in January

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Derby County goalkeeper David Marshall has admitted his desperation to depart the Championship club in January in an interview with Go Radio Football Show.

The 36-year-old, who regularly featured for The Rams during their Championship campaign last time out, has dropped down the pecking order and is now third-choice at Pride Park. 

Marshall spent the summer as Scotland’s number one during their Euro 2020 campaign, but he has been unable to pave his way back into regular contention under Wayne Rooney.

Here, we take a look at three possible destinations in the EFL that Marshall could end up at in January…

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Luton Town

Luton Town’s current shot-stopper, Simon Sluga, is out of contract in the summer and it remains to be seen if a new deal will be agreed on. 

The Croatian international joined as the club’s record signing ahead of Luton’s first season back in the Championship, and they will be hoping that he will not be leaving for free. 

If they are not too confident of striking fresh terms with the 28-year-old, then January might be an opportunity for The Hatters to claw back some of the seven-figure fee that they paid for his services in 2019. 

If that was the case, then Marshall could be brought in as a temporary fix, as there is no doubting his ability to still operate at this level. 

Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle are absolutely flying in League One this season, and they are deserving of their position at the third-tier summit. 

One intriguing development to keep eyes on, is the future of goalkeeper Michael Cooper, as Football League World exclusively learnt that a whole host of clubs from the top two tiers are after his services.

If he does depart, then The Pilgrims could be boosted by the arrival of Marshall. 

The 36-year-old’s experience, and general ability, could certainly help the early pacesetters to keep their momentum going. 

Sheffield Wednesday 

There were murmurs earlier on in the campaign that Sheffield Wednesday’s loan goalkeeper, Bailey Peacock-Farrell could have been recalled by Burnley. 

If a similar situation arises at Hillsborough during January, then Marshall could undoubtedly do an excellent job with The Owls. 

Similar to a move to Plymouth, Marshall would bring experience, ability and fight to Sheffield Wednesday’s expected promotion push this season, with these kinds of fine margins perhaps being the difference. 

Marshall still has the ability to operate at the higher level, but with the majority of clubs settled with their goalkeeping options, a move to the third-tier could be deemed as the next best step.


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