Scotland keeper David Marshall set to go head-to-head with Allan MacGregor for Hull No.1 jersey



Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall is set to go head-to-head with international team-mate Allan McGregor for the gloves at Hull City after Cardiff City accepted an offer for the 31-year-old.

Former Celtic goalkeeper Marshall was omitted from the Bluebirds’ squad for Saturday’s clash with Reading after the Welsh club agreed a £5 million transfer.

Cardiff head coach Paul Trollope also confirmed that Marshall had agreed personal terms with the Premier League outfit, although Hull interim manager Mike Phelan refused to be drawn on Marshall’s imminent arrival.

(Pic: Sky Sports)
(Pic: Sky Sports)

Trollope said: “There has been a bid accepted from Hull for David Marshall and he’s agreed personal terms, so that’s imminent.”

Scotland number one Marshall, who has been included in Gordon Strachan’s squad for next Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Malta, is set to bolster Hull City’s goalkeeping options with fellow countryman McGregor sidelined until the end of the year with a back problem.

Asked about Marshall following Saturday’s late defeat to Manchester United, Phelan, speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, said: “I do know a few things, which are private to me. What I do know is that there is a lot of effort behind the scenes to try and get this takeover over the line.

“And then also there’s a little bit of effort going into getting players into this football club to support those players that have put a magnificent shift in.

“We’re hoping bids will be accepted by a lot of clubs because we need players in here. We’re out and active. We’re trying to do our business but at this present moment in time nothing has been concluded on any player. We have medicals to do and all these things to put in place and we need to get cracking.

“We’re in the market for players. We still have that 13-man squad.”

Should 24-times capped Marshall’s transfer go through, he will become the fifth Scotsman in the Hull squad, with McGregor, Andrew Robertson, Robert Snodgrass, Shaun Maloney already at the KCOM stadium.