Date: 9th December 2011 at 9:59am
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Wednesday’s npower League One rivals Huddersfield Town are understood to be keen on snatching winger Ben Marshall on a permanent deal in January.

Marshall has impressed while on a loan spell at Hillsborough from Stoke City so far this season and Owls boss Gary Megson is thought to be keen on making the deal a permanent one when the transfer window opens back up in January.

Wednesday are, however, set to face competition for his signature, with Town boss Lee Clark also impressed with the youngster and keen to make him a Terrier come the new year.

A fee of around £500,000 has been reported as enough to sign Marshall, although it’s not yet been confirmed by Stoke if he’s even up for sale.

Marshall’s good form has also been so good that Championship clubs could come in for the winger, something that would be a bigger threat to the Owls keeping him than Huddersfield coming in with a bid.

Marshall is enjoying life at Hillsborough and would be expected to choose the Owls over the Terriers if both sides were to have offers accepted for his services.