What now for Andy Marshall?
MILLWALL man of the match Andy Marshall enjoyed a mind-blowing day in Cardiff but Sunday morning woke up not knowing what the future holds for him.
MILLWALL man of the match Andy Marshall enjoyed a mind-blowing day in Cardiff but Sunday morning woke up not knowing what the future holds for him, writes Derek Davis.
The former Ipswich and Norwich keeper made three outstanding saves to deny Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ronaldo, to keep the defeat to a respectable 3-0 against Manchester United.
Marshall went from zero to hero after joining the Lions from Ipswich Town on a free transfer in March after an initial loan period.
Told last summer by Joe Royle that he was not wanted at Portman Road, the 29-year-old spent seven months kicking his heels playing just the occasional game in the reserves as Kelvin Davis started at No. 1 with Lewis Price on the first-team bench.
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Marshall, who lives near Colchester, has been a regular for Millwall since the move, including a 3-1 win over Town, and the FA Cup semi-final victory over Sunderland and now the highlight of his career at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
But along with Tony Warner and Willie Gueret, Marshall is out of contract at the end of June and will not sign a new deal until he is assured of keeping the No. 1 berth.
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Speaking on his way to the post-match party Marshall said: "It has gone exceptionally well for me here but we will have to see.
"Millwall have three keepers out of contract and we will have to see what happens, especially with Tony Warner, who is fit now.
"I will have to sit down and have a chat with Dennis (Wise) and Ray (Wilkins) and see what they have to say.
"I have heard of interest from other clubs but I have not spoken with anyone else as yet. I will tell Dennis what is going on.
"I certainly would not go behind his back. He has been straight with me and we will be up front about things but at the moment I don't know what is going to happen and I have to do what is right for me."
Whatever happens, Marshall will not be returning to Ipswich and the speculation that he will go back to Norwich as a replacement for the soon-to-sold Robert Green appears to be without foundation.