BEN Marshall admits his final few weeks at Blackburn Rovers have “not been too great” but revealed he will be always be thankful to the club for his time at Ewood Park.

Marshall ended a month long transfer saga by signing for Wolves with just half an hour of the January transfer window remaining.

He signed on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £1.5million, and reunited with former Rovers boss Paul Lambert.

The 25-year-old, who was out of contract in the summer, had turned down a new deal at Ewood Park and would have been free to leave the club for nothing at the end of his current deal.

The deal didn’t look like going through with the club’s haggling over the fee, but terms were agreed in time for Marshall to move to Molineux.

“It has been a long transfer window for me and I think Wolves have been interested in me for a while,” Marshall said.

“As soon as I knew they were keen then I wanted to come and thankfully the deal has now been done.

“There were times when I didn’t think it was going to happen but now it has all gone through and I can’t wait to get cracking.

“I was buying a bit of lunch in the supermarket today when I got the phone call and so then I got straight in the car to get down here.

“I’ve got some very good memories at Blackburn.

“It’s not been too great in recent weeks but I will also be thankful to Blackburn who have been good with me and good for my career.

“I would like to thank them and wish them all the best for the future.”

Marshall reunites with former boss Lambert, and believes he has joined a club ‘going in the right direction’.

He told his new club’s official website: “Wolves is a massive club which looks like it is going in the right direction.

“I remember playing at the training ground when I was younger.

“I know a couple of the lads here and have seen the other signings they have made and it looks exciting.

“Obviously I have worked under the gaffer as well at Blackburn and we got on well.

“I enjoyed my time working with him and so getting another opportunity to do that here is something I am really looking forward to.

“So the move ticked all the boxes and it is something that feels right.
“It looks like Wolves are going to be a strong moving forwards.”

Marshall hasn’t been available for selection for Rovers since his outing at Ipswich Town on January 14, with Owen Coyle choosing not to involve the right-sided player as speculation over his future continued.

And the former Leicester City man added: “I’m looking forward to getting back out there on the pitch but I’ve not been in training for a couple of weeks now.

“I have been keeping myself ticking over but I probably need to get back in and get some fitness work done.

“Obviously it will be up to the gaffer but I am ready to do whatever is needed and will be looking forward to getting out there again and playing for Wolves.”