David Marshall signs for QPR


David Marshall is set to leave as QPR is closing in on a transfer agreement with Derby County. The Scottish shot-stopper was looking for regular game-time and might hope to get it in QPR.

The 36-year-old failed to make a single senior appearance for the Rams so far this season. Derby County’s manager Wayne Rooney prefers Ryan Allsop as his first-choice goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, the Scotland international has been stuck behind both Kelle Roos and Ryan Allsop. Ryan Allsop signed for County in the summer window and that sealed the fate of David Marshall. Although the veteran played in all three of Scotland’s matches at the Euro 2020, his chances in Derby’s first 11 seemed null.

David Marshall started his youth career for Celtic and went on to earn the senior cap with them. He carries vast experience as he played for major Championship teams.

He went on to make 33 appearances for Derby. However, his regular omissions have come as something of a shock. Meanwhile, Derby seems to earn some extra pounds with the move to make their financial conditions better.

Verdict on the deal

It seems confusing to many as to why he hasn’t been used more at Derby this term. However, it is also true that Derby’s boss considered the goalkeeper position was one of the areas they least needed to strengthen.

As a result, the Rams might look to sign a better forward in the winter transfer window. Luke Plange has been a very good revelation for the Rams However, signing another forward is necessary for Derby to stay in avoiding relegation.

Nonetheless, QPR seemed to gain from the deal as David Marshall brings in a lot of experience with him. His arrival would be perfect in the absence of Dieng. However, with the arrival of the Senegal shot-stopper from AFCON, he might have to stay satisfied staying on the bench.

As a result, this makes this likely deal a good one for all parties, especially for Queens Park Rangers and its fans. As per journalist Alex Crook, the deal is signed till the end of the season.

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