Marshall glad to exit Celtic

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David Marshall says it was an easy decision to leave Celtic for Norwich, as he was not guaranteed regular football at Parkhead.

Marshall completed a permanent move to Norwich on Wednesday after spending the second part of last season on loan at Carrow Road.

With Artur Boruc established as number one Marshall knew his opportunities would be limited at Celtic, but Gordon Strachan was keen for him to stay.

Marshall explained: "When I went to come on loan in the first place I obviously wanted games.

"I didn't want to go back after six months of playing and sit on the bench at Celtic. Even before I came I had made my mind up I wanted to play.

"I had a good feeling of coming here. I'm glad to eventually come down here.

"It's dragged on but I'm gad to be here in time for pre-season."

Strachan, meanwhile, is still deciding who should replace Neil Lennon as the club's skipper.

Lennon joined Nottingham Forest earlier in the summer after leading Celtic to another league title, and Strachan realises the importance of giving the armband to the right person.

"I'm thinking about it at the moment," he told the club's official website.

"There are two or three players that I think can do it, but it needs a lot of thought. It's not just a flippant thing.

"You need someone that you can work with, someone that understands you and will back you up in the dressing room and on the pitch."