Pulis has plans for Marshall
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis intends to hand Ben Marshall a new contract after the winger impressed on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.
Last Updated: 28/12/11 8:56am
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has confirmed his intention to hand Ben Marshall a new contract after the winger impressed on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.
Marshall has spent the first half of the campaign at Hillsborough and is out of contract at Stoke at the end of the season.
Wednesday boss Gary Megson wants to keep the 20-year-old, while League One rivals Huddersfield Town have been linked with a £500,000 January bid.
However, Pulis is not looking to let Marshall go permanently in the New Year as he believes he has a long-term future at the Britannia Stadium.
Instead, Pulis will reportedly give Marshall a new three-year deal with the Potters before allowing him to finish the season on loan with the Owls.
"Ben is a fantastic prospect and it was always our intention to keep him here," said Pulis in the Daily Express.
"He's done well at Wednesday and will get good experience there but we think he has a great future at Stoke."