New Stoke contract for Marshall

19 December 2010 01:45
Stoke City striker Ben Marshall is set to pledge his immediate future to the club after being earmarked for a contract extension until 2012.The teenager, a former Crewe trainee, will also remain on loan at Carlisle until the end of the season. [LNB]Tony Pulis told BBC Radio Stoke : "I've spoken to Carlisle and he will stay there, he's getting good experience and that's what we want. [LNB]"We want younger players to get out as early as they can to play against men." [LNB]Both Marshall and Matty Lund joined from Crewe 18 months ago after being recommended by then academy director Steve Holland, a former youth coach and first-team manager at Gresty Road. [LNB]Lund is currently out on loan at League Two club Hereford United. [LNB]American trialist Teal Bunbury is still waiting to hear if he is to have a long-term stay with the Potters. [LNB]The 20-year-old USA international striker scored in a reserve game against Wigan Athletic but it may not be enough to earn him a deal with the Premier League outfit. [LNB]"Whether he's what we want for the next step, we'll have to see," Pulis added [LNB]"But he's a nice kid and, like most American sports people, is very dedicated. His attitude during his time here has been first-class."

Source: BBC_Sport