Marshall happy to be Boston United’s utility man

Marcus Marshall.
Marcus Marshall.

Marcus Marshall says he doesn’t mind taking on the utility man tag at the Jakemans Stadium.

Injury and unavailabilities have seen the winger shoehorned into a series of different positions this season, including out wide, at full back, in central midfield and now - following last Saturday’s goalless draw with Worcester City - in the heart of defence.

But as long as he is on the pitch, the former Lincoln City and Grimsby Town player is just happy to contribute.

“We’ve got that many injuries we all have to just play where we are asked,” he said.

“I told the gaffer I’ve played centre half once before, and he was considering starting me there.

“But with the physical presence of Lee Hughes, the gaffer wanted Gregg (Smith) back there instead.”

Throughout his career, Marshall has featured in a number of different roles, but central midfield has been new to him this season.

“I’ve played on the wing but this is the first time Ive played centre mid here,” he added. “I’ve played right back at Rotherham, so I can play a few positions.

“I’m happy to play anywhere as long as I’m on the pitch.”

And reflecting on a perfectly-timed last-ditch challenge which stopped Blues attacker Jordan Murphy in his tracks, Marshall added: “I think I had a rush of blood, if I miss that it’s cuirtains for me.

“But I got the ball and it was a crunching challenge.”

Today United travel to face Salford City at Moor Lane.

Kick off will be at 3pm.