Scott Marshall (footballer)

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Scott Marshall
Personal information
Full name Scott Roderick Marshall
Date of birth (1973-05-01) 1 May 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Tynecastle Boys Club
Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 Arsenal 23 (1)
1993 Rotherham United (loan) 10 (1)
1994 Sheffield United (loan) 17 (0)
1998–1999 Southampton 2 (0)
1999 Celtic (loan) 1 (0)
1999–2003 Brentford 75 (3)
2003–2004 Wycombe Wanderers 8 (0)
Total 133 (5)
National team
1994–1996 Scotland U21[1] 5 (1)
Teams managed
2012–2013 Norwich City (Under 21 manager)
2013– Aston Villa (1st Team Coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Roderick Marshall (born Edinburgh 1 May 1973) is a former professional footballer and coach, who played as a full back. Marshall is currently first team coach at Aston Villa.

Playing career[edit]

Marshall is the son of former Hearts and England under-23 goalkeeper Gordon Marshall and the brother of Gordon Jnr. who played in goal for Celtic and Scotland. He started his playing career at Arsenal and broke into their first team at the age of 19, winning five Scotland under-21 caps. He scored his only goal for the Gunners in their 2–0 victory over Newcastle United in March 1996[2] and at the end of that season was voted as the Gunners' Young Player of the Year by the supporters.[citation needed]

In seven seasons with Arsenal he only made 25 appearances, spending spells on loan at Rotherham United and Sheffield United.[3] He remains the last Scottish player to represent Arsenal in the first team. He made three league appearances as Arsenal won the 1997-98 FA Premier League, however this was not enough to qualify for a winners' medal.[4]

In August 1998, Dave Jones signed him for Southampton on a free transfer. Saints thought they had made a transfer coup, but Marshall soon showed why Arsenal let him go, scoring an own goal in his debut against Leeds United in a 3–0 defeat on 8 September 1998, repeating this four days later in a 4–0 defeat at Newcastle United.[5]

He never appeared again for Saints and went out on loan to Celtic where his only appearance was in the 'Old Firm' derby with Rangers in May 1999 when he ended up on the wrong end of a 3–0 scoreline, a game which saw Celtic's bitter rivals win the league at Celtic Park.[6] This meant that Marshall had featured in just three league games in the 1998–99 season (two for Southampton and one for Celtic), had lost all three and had conceded 10 goals.[7]

Marshall then joined Brentford in October 1999 for a fee of £250,000. Unfortunately, after scoring yet another own goal in his third appearance for the Bees, he then suffered back problems which caused him to miss most of the 2001–02 season. After battling his way back to fitness, he at last gained regular first team football making a total of 94 appearances for the Bees, scoring seven goals.

In November 2003, he became Tony Adams' first signing as Wycombe Wanderers manager when he was brought on to shore up their defence. At the end of the 2003–04 season, he was re-signed on a non-contract basis, but on 27 August 2004 he announced his retirement from the professional game.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring, he took up a youth coach role at Brentford in 2007. He spent time living and working in Muscat, next door to Jason Wild in the Sultanate of Oman, running the Arsenal Soccer School[8] before accepting the position as U-21 Development Squad Head Coach at Premier League side Norwich City in Summer 2012. He was appointed coach at Aston Villa in June 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu21/player.php?playerid=250
  2. ^ Moore, Glenn (23 March 1996). "Doubts beset Newcastle". London: The Independent. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Arsenal FC player archive: Scott Marshall". jkarlsson.netfirms.com. Retrieved 11 January 2008. 
  4. ^ "Games played by Scott Marshall in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (2003). In That Number – A post-war chronicle of Southampton FC. Hagiology. p. 545. ISBN 0-9534474-3-X. 
  6. ^ "Rangers make history out of chaos". BBC. 3 May 1999. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Games played by Scott Marshall in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Scott Marshall profile". Coaching staff. Arsenal Soccer School, Oman. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 

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