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Marshall mulling over move options
8:00am Friday 15th June 2012 in News
DEFENDER Tom Marshall admits he decided to leave Kidderminster Harriers after being offered better deals elsewhere.
The 25-year-old informed Harriers this week he won't be re-signing for them, despite being offered a new contract, and is mulling over interest from at least two other clubs.
He revealed he has the choice of moving to a Midlands-based club or further afield, with AFC Telford thought to be one of the clubs interested.
The left-sided central defender signed from Tamworth last season and after a good start, where he was named player of the month for August, Marshall’s form slumped and he found himself out side of the squad.
However, a successful loan spell at Southern Premier League champions Brackley allowed him to restore his confidence and sharpness and he returned to Aggborough in their final push for the Blue Square Bet Premier play-offs.
He said: “I am weighing up a few options at the moment.
“One of the offers is quite close to me and the other would mean I have to move away. not sure what I will do as I have just bought a house.
“There’s no hard feelings, the deals I have been offered are more than Harriers have.
“I knows fans can accuse players of moving for money but I am 25-years-old and at this level of football you can't afford to turn down better offers."
Despite Marshall moving on, Harriers have already secured 16 players for next season, including the likes of Jamille Matt, Anthony Malbon, Jack Byrne and Lee Vaughan and will be looking to build on their sixth-placed finish in the 2012-13 campaign.
Marshall also backed Harriers to reach the promotion play-offs.
He said: "I’d like to say on the record that I have really enjoyed my time at Harriers.
“The fans were great and I played in some memorable games, such as when we came from 2-0 down to beat Newport 3-2 in the last minute.
“I wasn’t getting in the team so decided to go on loan at Brackley and I was pleased to earn a championship medal.
“That gave me the lift I needed to get back into the Harriers side.
“The team has been knocking on the door of the play-offs and I sure they will be close again.”