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Marshall has the ability to play anywhere

30 September 2014

Boss Gary Bowyer has heaped praise on the versatility of Ben Marshall.

The Rovers midfielder has been one of the standout performers so far this season and impressed once again in Saturday's draw with Watford albeit as a makeshift full back.

Marshall started the match on the left wing, but ended the game at right back, providing the cross for Ryan Tunnicliffe to earn Rovers a point against the Hornets.

"We think he might be one of the only players in the world that can play left wing and then go to right back and still have the ability to go and play at number ten," said the Rovers boss.

"I think if you asked Marshy I reckon he'd say he could probably play at centre half and in goal no problem.

"His response was magnificent, we had to make the change and he just slotted in there with a performance like he'd been playing there for years.

"The quality of the cross for the second goal was magnificent for him."

With Alex Baptiste missing this evening's match against Rotherham through injury, Marshall could be asked to fill in at full back once more, something the manager would have no qualms in doing.

'We've seen him play a game and a half for us at right back and every time he's produced man of the match performances," added Bowyer.

"At Leeds away last season on New Years Day he was exceptional and again on Saturday he had to do job and slotted in there magnificently and produced a fantastic cross for the equaliser."

Tickets for tonight's match against Rotherham will go off sale at Ewood Park at 3.30pm on the day of the game. Advanced prices are £23 for Adults, £13 for Over 60s and Students, £8 for 13-17 year-olds and £6 for Under-12s.

Fans should note that whilst tickets will be on sale at Rotherham there is a £2 increase in prices.

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