Marshall pens new Villa deal

Marshall, whose current deal was due to run out this summer, has

put pen to paper on a 12-month extension. The 35-year-old had

previously played for Norwich, Millwall and Coventry and provides

back-up to Brad Friedel. Marshall said: “To be able to renew my

contract and get a third year, I am absolutely delighted. “I’ve

been fortunate enough to be sat behind Brad Friedel for the last

two years and hopefully now I can push on and see if I can get to

the next level. “Everyone wants to play but being behind Brad you

also have to be realistic of the level he is playing at.”