David Marshall is ‘different class’ says Cardiff's Scott Young

David Marshall
David Marshall is in Scotland's squad for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Georgia and Poland

David Marshall is the best goalkeeper in the Championship, according to Cardiff City's joint caretaker manager Scott Young.

Marshall made a string of saves as Cardiff secured a 1-1 draw at Brighton.

Young, caretaker with Danny Gabbidon, praised the keeper after Cardiff extended their unbeaten league run to three games.

"I've said a few times this week, he's the best in this league, comfortably for me," Young said.

"He's probably up there with the best in the next league up as well.

"It's not surprising what he does out there for us because we see it day to day in training.

"He's different class and worth quite a few points for us every year."

Scotland international Marshall had been linked with a move away from Cardiff following the club's relegation from the Premier League.

But the 29-year-old opted to stay with the Bluebirds and was appointed captain after Mark Hudson was sold to Huddersfield Town.

Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young
Danny Gabbidon (left) and Scott Young are former Cardiff team-mates

Marshall himself is hopeful Russell Slade will be confirmed the club's new manager by the end of the week.

Cardiff and Slade's former side Leyton Orient are in dispute over his proposed move to the Bluebirds, with Young and Gabbidon in caretaker charge since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

They were again in charge against Brighton and Young is prepared to be at the helm against bottom side Blackpool on Friday.

"We've been brought in for the short term and we've played three league games in that time," Young said.

"Two away games, two tough places to go and a home game and we've taken five points.

"Myself and Gabbs are reasonably pleased with that. We were 17th, 18th when we took over and were now up to 13th and unbeaten in three.

"If we go to Blackpool we'll be more than happy to do it again."

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