Date: 9th November 2015 at 9:58am
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Ok, perhaps Russell Slade didn’t quite label David Marshall that but he did, speaking post-match to the BBC, say Marshall was the ‘best goalkeeper in the Championship,’ which is probably a fair assessment!

Marshall continues to impress, which is why West Brom wanted the Cardiff ‘keeper in the summer, with him making a number of important saves in the two-nil win over Reading on Saturday.

At times I’ve felt (and said) it was perhaps a little unfair on Simon Moore, when he’s called upon to deputise for Marshall with him then immediately back in the side when fit or available after suspension, but in fairness you don’t leave a ‘keeper like Marshall out do you!

The ‘captain and leader’ continues to gain high praise from Slade, with the Cardiff boss saying.

‘I think we have got the best goalkeeper in the Championship.

‘Even when he’s having a quiet day, he normally comes up with that one save which keeps you right in the mix.

‘We’re delighted with his form at the minute. He’s our captain, he’s our leader.’

A hat-trick of saves within a minute or so at the Cardiff City Stadium against Reading, which ensured the Bluebirds lead remained intact, saw Marshall given a standing ovation, and quite rightly so.

West Brom might have failed to meet the £5m asking price in the summer but if Marshall continues to perform like he is, with it perhaps his form that’s kept Slade in a job, others from the Premier League are likely to come again.

Those calling for the Scottish international in the New Year, should they do so, might not be as unwilling to pay the Cardiff asking price for him either….a player of his ability deserves to be playing at the highest level, so I wouldn’t begrudge him leaving, we’ll all hope he doesn’t though!

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