Royals keen on Blues keeper Marshall
UP for grabs Ipswich Town keeper Andy Marshall is a Reading target.Alan Pardew, manager of a Royals side beaten in the First Division play-off semi-finals by Wolves, is very keen on a player free transfer listed by Ipswich chief Joe Royle.
By Dave Allard
UP for grabs Ipswich Town keeper Andy Marshall is a Reading target.
Alan Pardew, manager of a Royals side beaten in the First Division play-off semi-finals by Wolves, is very keen on a player free transfer listed by Ipswich chief Joe Royle.
Marshall, who has not gone on Town's tour to Scandinavia, would be keen on a move to the Madejski Stadium.
But putting together a suitable deal for the mega-wages stopper may be the stumbling block.
Stoke City have also been making enquiries about the former Norwich and England Under-21 man.
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Manager Tony Pulis once took Marshall on loan from Carrow Road when manager at Gillingham.
Reading's first choice keeper at present is Marcus Hahnemann, the American international signed on a free transfer from Fulham.
They also have two young and inexperienced back-up keepers in Jamie Ashdown and Jamie Young.
The Royals need another experienced last line of defence to compete with Hahnemann.