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Chris Sutton discusses whether Celtic should sign David Marshall

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Chris Sutton discusses whether Celtic should sign David Marshall

Chris Sutton has told the Daily Record podcast that Celtic should consider the signing of Wigan Athletic goalkeeper David Marshall – but bringing the Glasgow-born stopper back to Parkhead should not be a priority.

Marshall, 35, is one of a number of Wigan players being linked with the exit door after the Latics were forced to administration and relegated into League One. An appeal this week failed.

Scotland international Marshall came through the ranks at Celtic but after just 28 senior appearances for the Hoops, Marshall left for Norwich City. He has since played for Cardiff City and Hull, as well as Wigan.

 

With 12 months left on the veteran stopper’s contract, Celtic have been linked and Marshall even told the Scottish Sun this week:”Of course it would [appeal to me].” Sutton has backed a move, though it is not a priority.

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“I like David Marshall a lot. I would put him ahead of Bain in the pecking order, I’ve not seen enough of Barkas. It would be harsh on Hazard in many respects. With what is at stake this season, another goalkeeper makes sense.

“Marshall is a good professional and knows the club inside out. Do I think it is high on the priority list? Absolutely not. They need a centre-half,” Sutton added.

TBR’s view – Sutton is absolutely right

Vasilis Barkas is expected to be the club’s number one as a replacement for Fraser Forster, but the Hoops still need to replace the loss of Craig Gordon. Ideally, then, an experienced stopper should be signed.

Marshall is the ideal candidate. Bringing him to the club alongside Bain and Barkas is a no-brainer, especially with Wigan likely to charge a nominal fee for the veteran. He would indeed be above Bain in the pecking order.

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