From Town reserves to UEFA Cup chance

ANDY Marshall has gone from kicking his heels training with the reserves, to the possibility of playing in an FA Cup final and the UEFA Cup, all in a few weeks.

ANDY Marshall has gone from kicking his heels training with the reserves, to the possibility of playing in an FA Cup final and the UEFA Cup, all in a few weeks, writes Derek Davis.

If Millwall can overcome Tranmere in their FA Cup quarter-final replay next Tuesday, they face Sunderland in the semi-final on April 4.

That tie would pit Marshall against former Blues favourite Marcus Stewart, with the winners guaranteed a UEFA Cup spot, as Arsenal and Manchester United are already sure of playing in next season's Champions' League.

Although still an Ipswich player, Marshall is hopeful that his loan spell at the New Den will result in a permanent move.


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Before anything else though, Millwall and Marshall face his mother club at Portman Road this Saturday and it could not be much tighter between the two sides.

The 3-1 defeat at Norwich moved Ipswich below the Lions and into seventh place on goal difference. Only two goals separate the clubs who are both on 53 points, although the Londoners have a game in hand.

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As Millwall are paying the large proportion of his wages, they would not allow a clause in the loan deal barring him from playing against Town.

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