Marcus Marshall (footballer)

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Marcus Marshall
Personal information
Full name Marcus Joseph Lewis Marshall[1]
Date of birth (1989-10-07) 7 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Boston United
Youth career
Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2010 Rotherham United (loan) 23 (0)
2010–2012 Rotherham United 51 (5)
2012 Macclesfield Town (loan) 14 (1)
2012–2013 Bury 9 (0)
2012–2013 Grimsby Town (loan) 14 (2)
2013 Grimsby Town (loan) 11 (0)
2013–2015 Morecambe 15 (0)
2014 Lincoln City (loan) 32 (2)
2015–2016 Grimsby Town 16 (0)
2016– Boston United 27 (0)
2017 Coalville Town (loan) ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2017 (UTC).

Marcus Joseph Lewis Marshall (born 7 October 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Boston United.[2]

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, Lincoln City and Grimsby Town.


Blackburn Rovers[edit]

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.[3] The game would be Marshall's only outing for the Blackburn first team and he spent the rest of the campaign in the reserves.

Rotherham United[edit]

On 23 January 2010, Marshall was signed on a month's emergency loan by Rotherham United.[4] 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.[5] Marshall scored his first career goal in Rotherham's 4–1 League Cup First Round defeat to Peterborough United.[6] His first competitive league goal eventually came in a 2–2 draw with Northampton Town on 23 November 2010.[7] He joined fellow League Two side Macclesfield Town on a one-month emergency loan in January 2012,[8] scoring on his debut against Cheltenham Town,[9] and was released by Rotherham in May 2012.[10]


On 3 July 2012, Marshall joined League One club Bury.[11]

Loan to Grimsby Town[edit]

In November 2012, he joined Grimsby Town on an initial one-month loan.[12] 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.[13] On 31 December 2012, Marshall extended his loan deal until the end of the 2012–13 season.[14] 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.[15] 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."[16]

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.[17] On 25 January 2013 Marshall re-signed for Grimsby on loan for the remainder of the season.[18] 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.[19] At the end of the season Marshall returned to Bury with Grimsby manager Paul Hurst quouting: "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."[20]


On 19 June 2013 Marshall signed a two-year deal with Morecambe.[21]

Loan to Lincoln City[edit]

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.[22]

Return to Grimsby Town[edit]

On 29 June 2015, Marshall signed for Conference National side Grimsby Town on a one-year deal.[23][24]

Marshall was released when his contract expired at the end of the season.[25]

Boston United[edit]

Following his release from Grimsby, Marshall signed a one-year deal for National League North side Boston United.

Coalville Town[edit]

Marshall signed for Coalville Town on 24 March 2017.[26]


Grimsby Town


  1. ^ "The Football League Retained List". The Football League. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Simmons departs following loan spell‚, 23 April 2017
  3. ^ "Blackburn 4–1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Millers land another Rover". Sky Sports. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rotherham United sign Marcus Marshall". BBC Sport. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Peterborough 4–1 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Rotherham 2–2 Northampton". The Star. 23 November 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Silkmen take Marshall". Macclesfield Town Football Club. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Macclesfield 1-3 Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Evans announces retained list". Rotherham United FC. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Marshall Joins Bury". BBC Sport. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Bury loan Marshall to Grimsby". Sky Sports. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Grimsby Town hoping Marcus Marshall and Nathan Pond will extend stay". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Marcus Marshall to stay with Grimsby Town until the end of the season". Grimsby Telegraph. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Marcus Marshall recalled to Bury and could be set for Luton move". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Hatters' offer for Marcus Marshall is "ridiculous"". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Marcus Marshall will not be joining Luton - Hurst". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Marcus Is Back!". Grimsby Town F.C. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Grimsby 3–0 Luton". Grimsby Town F.C. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "No chance of duo's return". Grimsby Telegraph. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Morecambe make Marcus Marshall second summer signing". Lancaster Guardian. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "Lincoln sign Jake Caprice, Hamza Bencherif & Marcus Marshall". BBC Sport. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Grimsby Town re-sign Marcus Marshall". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  24. ^ "Grimsby Town sign winger after Morecambe exit". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  25. ^ "Grimsby Town Retained List". Grimsby Telegraph. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  26. ^ Workington Preview‚, 25 March 2017

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