Marshall unsure of future
On-loan Owls winger keen for quick resolution to situation
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: December 14, 2011 2:27pm
Ben Marshall: On-loan Sheffield Wednesday winger says it will be up to Stoke to decide his future
Sheffield Wednesday's loan star Ben Marshall insists that his long-term future remains unclear, but he is keen to sort things out quickly.
The 20-year-old has played a pivotal role in helping the Owls soar into the top two of League One since joining on loan from Stoke City in August.
The highly-rated winger's performances have persuaded Wednesday manager Gary Megson to seek a permanent deal for Marshall.
Huddersfield Town have also been linked with a bid for Marshall, who is highly thought of back at the Britannia Stadium, and he says that it will be up to the Potters where his long-term future lies.
"It has been brilliant for me since coming here, with the fans taking to me quickly and the run we have put together has been great as well," Marshall told skysports.com.
"We are up in to second now too, so everything seems to be clicking for us at the moment and overall this move has been brilliant for my development.
"I've just got to wait and see what Stoke says to be honest, but I have really enjoyed my time here at Sheffield Wednesday.
"If Stoke want me to go back out on loan again come January, then Sheffield Wednesday will be big favourites because I know what they are all about and we should be right up there in the hunt for promotion come the end of the season.
"However, it all depends on Stoke's point of view at the end of the day, but hopefully we can get something sorted pretty soon and I can concentrate on my football again.
"I'm not sure where my future is going to be and I don't have a clue what is happening, which is why I want to get things sorted as soon as possible so that I know where I am going to be for the foreseeable future.
"I've heard lots of stuff about this club and that club and whether I'm doing this or that and although it is part and parcel of the job I would prefer to get things sorted so that I can settle down wherever I'm going to be and just concentrate on football again."
The Owls welcome promotion rivals Huddersfield to Hillsborough on Saturday, with just four points currently separating the two sides and Marshall is determined to extend that gap further by claiming the three points on offer this weekend.
He added: "It is a massive game and personally I feel that should we beat Huddersfield it will create a nice buffer between us, so it would be another positive step towards promotion, which is the ultimate goal."