Former player Mark Wilson believes Celtic should look to sign Derby County goalkeeper David Marshall this summer to solve their dilemma between the sticks.

Marshall joined Derby last summer from Wigan Athletic.

But according to a report by The Sun, the Scotland international wanted a return to Parkhead where he came through the ranks before signing for Norwich City in 2007.

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Celtic have had issues at number one all season despite the arrival of Vasilis Barkas.

Speaking on the Celtic Huddle Podcast, Wilson urges Celtic to sign Marshall.

“A name that hasn’t went away from the summer that I think Celtic should go for again, just to get in the door as number one and it would sort out their problem – I think they should go for David Marshall,” Wilson told the Celtic Huddle Podcast.

“People will say ‘it’s a step backwards, he’s 35 or 36 years old’. But I look across the city and see Allan McGregor coming to Rangers. Was he 38 when he came? 37? I see pictures of him holding the Player of the Year for Scotland trophy.”

 

Celtic have surrendered their Scottish Premiership crown as Rangers, under the guidance of Steven Gerrard, remain on course for an unbeaten league campaign.

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The Bhoys have a rebuild job on their hands which may start at the back.

Marshall, 36, started Derby’s campaign as the regular number one but he has lost his place to Kelle Roos of late with the Dutchman starting the last six Championship matches.

Marshall’s contract at Derby expires in the summer of 2022.

The Rams, however, have a few young goalkeepers coming through such as Matthew Yates and Emmanuel Idem therefore they could be open to selling the Scot.

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