A 6 month long investigation as to the location of former Coventry City goalkeeper Andy Marshall has now ended as he has spoken to the clubs official website about his injury layoff.
Marshall, the surprise signing of last season seemingly went underground after just a handful of reserve team appearances, further baffling Villans as to the actual point in acquiring the veteran goalkeeper on the back of Stuart Taylor`s departure to warm the FC Abu Dhabi-Manchester bench.
It now appears that the 103 year old actually had been suffering from a long term ankle injury that he has now recovered from, and therefore he spoke to avfc.co.uk about his 45 minutes in the reserve team`s 1-0 victory over West Ham:
"Since I joined the club, playing has been fantastic but the lay-off has been horrendous. The thing that kept me going were the lads at the football club. They are a great bunch, a fantastic bunch. All the lads get on really well. We have a good camaraderie between us."
"It's a case now of being able to play as many of the remaining reserve fixtures this season and take it from there. That's all I can do now.
The main thing is I am on the road to recovery. I have been training a few weeks and I have worked hard. Now I hope things will come together."
The way Brad Guzan is talking, he could worryingly become our second choice keeper. Irrespective of actual ability at the highest level though, welcome back Andy!
Below is an artists impression of what Marshall really looks like:
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