Mark Marshall has revealed he turned down offers from League One clubs to join Charlton.

The winger was one of the best performers in the third tier last season, helping Bradford reach the play-off final.

He let his Bantams contract run out and arrived at the Valley on a two-year deal in June.

And Marshall, 30, says Championship clubs were also interested in him.

He told News Shopper: “I had a few Championship offers, but they weren't secure. I had loads of secure League One offers.

“But when someone makes you feel wanted, you've got to go where you feel wanted and I felt like this [Charlton] was where I was wanted the most.

“So I wasn’t going to wait around for things that might not happen, I just jumped at the opportunity.

“The size of the club, growing up in Deptford, it was but a dream when I was a kid to come and play at Charlton.

“I thought it’s an opportunity to come back home, it’s a massive club with massive potential. The manager [Karl Robinson] spoke to me and told me what he wanted to do, and I was convinced. So it was a no-brainer.”