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21st Dec, 2016 | 1:16pm

BBC journalist: Lambert keen on Wolves reunion with 25-year-old playmaker

By Harvey Byrne

Wolves boss Paul Lambert is keen on a reunion with Blackburn winger Ben Marshall, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC Midlands football reporter Pat Murphy claimed on his personal Twitter account that the experienced manager is keen on reuniting with the 25-year-old.

Murphy states that Lambert appreciates the amount of chances Marshall creates, while the Rovers man is out of contract in the summer.

Lambert was manager of Blackburn for six months last season, taking charge of the club in November before leaving in May.

He helped the Lancashire outfit stay in England’s second tier and one reason was due to the form of former England Under-21 international Marshall.

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The versatile right-sided player starred in 48 matches in all competitions in the last campaign, scoring six goals.

However, he has struggled with his team sat in 22nd this season with a return of just two assists and one goal in 23 fixtures this season.

Manager Lambert is going into his first transfer window with Wolves after taking over the managerial reigns in November.

He may be looking at players he knows can perform with the Midlands club currently struggling in 18th place in the Championship.

Football Insider verdict:

Wolves splashed their cash in the summer with 13 players joining under new owners Fosun. However, one thing they did not do is bring in proven quality Championship players. They focused on the European market and it is no surprise that a lot of their summer acquisitions have so far disappointed. Marshall has proven in his time in England’s second tier that he is good enough for the league and Lambert already knows about the right-sided player, meaning that he will know where Marshall will fit into his Wolves side. Therefore, it is crucial that Wolves sign the player on the cheap due to his contract salutation in order for the club to move away from the dreaded relegation places.

In other Wolves transfer news, the Midlands side are lining up a loan move for this Lambert favourite.