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Marshall glad to be closer to home at Blackburn Rovers
9:00am Saturday 31st August 2013 in Football
BEN Marshall is pleased to be back in the north west with Blackburn Rovers, after admitting he suffered from homesickness during his time at Leicester City.
Marshall was born in Salford and spent time as a youngster at Manchester United, Crewe and Stoke before joining Leicester last year.
But the 21-year-old admits he did not settle in the area and is glad to be back nearer to home after joining Rovers.
He is expected to make his debut for his new club in today’s home game against Bolton.
“I’m a Manchester lad, it’s near to home which is good for me,” Marshall said.
“I used to stay over quite a bit (at Leicester) but I wasn’t really settling.
“I am quite a homely person and I was getting a bit homesick so I just needed to come back home and get playing.
“I seem to have started close at United and ended up the furthest away at Leicester.
“My mum and dad come to every game and all the away games, they make a bit of a weekend off it, so it’s a bonus for them as well to come half an hour down the road.
“I’m happy about that.”
Marshall left United in 2005.
“I was only there (United) from when I was eight to 14 but we had a good squad, Danny Welbeck was in my squad,” he said.
“Danny is mentally tough and he is a cracking player.”
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