OWLS: Marshall ruled out of Wednesday’s FA Cup tie

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BEN Marshall is ruled out of the Owls’ FA Cup tie against West Ham on Sunday.

Stoke have refused permission for him play in the Cup because talks between them and the winger on a new contract have yet to be finalised, which means an extended loan for him at Hillsborough has yet to be firmed up. His present loan stay ends after January 15 and his current Stoke contract runs out in the summer

Wednesday manager Gary Megson said today that negotiations between Marshall and Stoke “haven’t gone brilliantly; Ben hasn’t been given to permission to play against West Ham because of that.

“As we stand at the moment, Marshy will be going back on the 15th of January unless something changes in between times.

“This is purely something between Ben and Stoke. We will be dictated to by those circumstances.

“Things can change very quickly.”

Stoke manager Tony Pulis said recently that he wants Marshall to spend the rest of the season on loan with the Owls

But it has since emerged that a new contract for him at Stoke will have to be finalised first.

Owls left back Mark Reynolds, who has been out of the team, today signed for Aberdeen on loan for the rest of the season.