Marshall signs new contract
Liam Marshall signs new Wigan contract
Liam Marshall has signed a contract extension with Wigan Warriors to keep him at the DW Stadium until 2023, with an option to extend to 2024.
Marshall’s early season form has seen him called-up to the England Knights squad last week and has crossed for five tries in six appearances for the Cherry and Whites in the 2020 Betfred Super League season.
Speaking about putting pen to paper on a new-deal, the 23-year-old said: “I’m really excited to commit my future to Wigan Warriors.
“I feel at home here and I’ve already been lucky enough to have made plenty of memories in a Cherry and White shirt; hopefully there are many more to come. I’m enjoying my rugby and I’m learning a lot from Adrian (Lam) and the coaching staff and I’m determined to keep on improving and build on the last few seasons.”
Marshall, who made his Wigan debut against Leigh Centurions in March 2017, has gone on to make 76 appearances for his home-town club, crossing for 62 tries. The fleet-footed winger was handed a professional contract with Wigan ahead of the 2017 season and he had a dream debut campaign, playing 24 times, scoring 23 tries and being named joint Wigan Warriors Young Player of the Year. After injuring his ACL in 2018, Marshall has regained his place on the wing in Adrian Lam’s side and was awarded the number two jersey for the 2020 season.
Executive director, Kris Radlinski, added: “We’re very happy Liam has committed his future to the Club. He is a popular player amongst the squad and has progressed an enormous amount in the past couple of seasons and we’re very lucky to have him as part of our organisation. He is not only a fantastic rugby league player, but also a wonderful character around the place. With this new contract in place he can focus on his career, pushing on to international honours, which we all believe are well within his grasp.”
Head Coach, Adrian Lam: “At 23, Liam’s best years as a player are yet to come and we’re excited for him to realise his full potential. He’s started the season extremely well, and with more hard work I don’t think he’s too far off the senior England squad. He’s a great finisher, one of the best that we have in Super League and he has improved in his all-round game in recent seasons at some rate. I’m delighted that he has agreed new terms with the Club. ”