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Hall is offered new Coventry deal

Marcus Hall
Hall has spent 10 of his 13-year career so far at his hometown club

Coventry City defender Marcus Hall will be offered a new one-year contract but goalkeeper Andy Marshall is going to be be released at the end of the season.

Young stars Aron Gunnarsson, Danny Fox, Scott Dann and Keiren Westwood are to be offered improved deals.

The quartet have all been linked to Premier League clubs this season.

Sky Blues manager Chris Coleman said: "We want to keep our best players. We are going to sit down with them all and extend their contracts."

He continued: "They've all got good long contracts and they're not far into them, but we recognise the fact that they've done very well."

But Coleman is insistent that the club will not overstretch themselves.

He's been fantastic for us but with Dimi (Konstantopoulos) still having a year on his contract and young Danny Ireland coming through, keeping Andy would have been a luxury we can't afford

Coventry boss Chris Coleman

"The players know what type of budget we've got and what kind of structure we've got.

"We're not going back to what we were doing before and handing out silly contracts but these players have done very well and we'll deal with them at the end of the season."

Hall is 33 later this month and is in his testimonial year.

After deputising for the injured Fox in the last couple of games he moved to within seven appearances of 300 for the club.

He is in his second spell with the City having joined them as a schoolboy making his debut in 1995.

Marshall has made 67 appearances for Coventry and was their player of the season in 2006/07. The 33-year-old played in last season's Carling Cup win at Manchester United.

Coleman said: "He's been fantastic for us but with Dimi (Konstantopoulos) still having a year on his contract and young Danny Ireland coming through, keeping Andy would have been a luxury we can't afford.

"I wanted to tell him sooner rather than later so he has time to fix something up."



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