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Marshall has been excellent

6 February 2016

Ben Marshall's recent form has impressed Rovers boss Paul Lambert.

The 25-year-old has been drawing the plaudits with his performances at right-back since resuming the role at the turn of the year.

But whilst scoring three goals in his last three outings, his manager still sees his best position as being further up the park.

"He's been excellent to be fair to him," he said. "Funnily enough, I still see his talent up the pitch, he can beat people, he's got a terrific knack of picking a pass or a shot. 

"He likes playing at right back, he's doing ever so well in that role and to get two goals in one game from that position, not too many would say you can do that from that position.

"I felt after the Bolton game, Adam Henley needed a bit of a break, he's only a young lad and I felt we needed a bit more experience in the role."

With Marshall at full-back, Elliott Bennett has taken up the right midfield role and Lambert feels the 27-year-old is starting to improve and grow into the team.

"I thought on Saturday against Oxford, he was starting to get there," he added. "I know what he can do and he knows if pushes himself more then there is a lot more he can give. 

"There's a lot of competition now in the final third of the pitch, we've got options which we've never had."

Supporters who haven't yet purchased tickets for Saturday's match against Middlesbrough can do so on the day at the Riverside Stadium.

Tickets will be available - cash only - from the South Stand ticket office adjacent to the away turnstiles at the Riverside from 1.30pm on matchday.

Prices are £32 for Adults, £24 for over 65s and £17 for Under-18s.

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