Marcus Marshall (footballer)
|Full name||Marcus Joseph Lewis Marshall|
|Date of birth||7 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Hammersmith, England|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
(on loan from Morecambe)
|2010||→ Rotherham United (loan)||23||(0)|
|2012||→ Macclesfield Town (loan)||14||(1)|
|2012–2013||→ Grimsby Town (loan)||14||(2)|
|2013||→ Grimsby Town (loan)||11||(0)|
|2014–||→ Lincoln City (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:33, 22 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
He has previously played for Blackburn Rovers where he came through the club's youth academy but only made one League Cup appearance. He also went on to play for Rotherham United, Macclesfield Town, Bury and Grimsby Town.
Marshall was a youth product of Premier League side Blackburn Rovers. He was added to the club's first team squad in August 2008 ahead of the 2008–09 season. On 27 August 2008 Sam Allardyce handed him his first team debut when he came on as a 76th minute substitute for Morten Gamst Pedersen in a 4–1 victory over Grimsby Town in the 1st Round of the League Cup. The game would be Marshall's only outing for the Blackburn first team and he spent the rest of the campaign in the reserves.
On 23 January 2010, Marshall was signed on a month's emergency loan by Rotherham United. On 30 June, Marshall became a free agent when it was confirmed he would not be offered a new contract by Blackburn. He agreed to join Rotherham permanently on 1 July. Marshall scored his first career goal in Rotherham's 4–1 League Cup First Round defeat to Peterborough United. His first competitive league goal eventually came in a 2–2 draw with Northampton Town on 23 November 2010. He joined fellow League Two side Macclesfield Town on a one-month emergency loan in January 2012, and was released by Rotherham in May 2012.
On 3 July 2012, Marshall joined League One club Bury. In November 2012, he joined Grimsby Town on loan. Having impressed during his loan spell, Grimsby joint-managers Rob Scott and Paul Hurst admitted their intentions to extend Marshall's stay at Blundell Park. On 31 December 2012, Marshall extended his loan deal until the end of the 2012–13 season. On 21 January 2013, Bury recalled Marshall from his loan spell, admist speculation of a bid from rivals Luton Town which if confirmed would make him the second Grimsby loanee to be poached by Luton during the 2013 January transfer window. Grimsby joint-manager Rob Scott said of the matter "We're fighting to keep Marcus but the offer that Luton have put in is ridiculous really. The amount of money that they've offered for him when he's out contract at the end of the season is ridiculous, but that's their business."
On 24 January 2013 it was revealed that despite Bury and Luton agreeing a fee, Marshall had rejected a move to Luton paving the way to a potential return to Grimsby. On 25 January 2013 Marshall re-signed for Grimsby on loan for the remainder of the season. On 29 January 2013, less than a week after rejecting Luton he scored the third goal against them in Grimsby's 3–0 FA Trophy quarter final victory. At the end of the season Marshall returned to Bury with Grimsby manager Paul Hurst quouting that the club could still move for the player on a permanent deal, while also admitting that Marshall's performances had dipped towards the end of the season.
On 19 June 2013 Marshall signed a two year deal with Morecambe. Having endured a difficult first season at Morecambe, Marshall was made available for transfer and was loaned out to Lincoln City for the entire 2014–15 season.
- Grimsby Town
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- "Silkmen take Marshall". Macclesfield Town Football Club. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
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