FORMER Crystal Palace player Alex Marrow is embroiled in an extraordinary row with his current club Carlisle United.
Having played just four league games for the Cumbrian side, Marrow wants to leave - and Carlisle boss Keith Curle wants him out too.
But 24-year-old Marrow is refusing to allow his contract to be cancelled and exit Brunton Park without a pay-off, something that has left former Man City and England defender Curle feeling frustrated.
Curle is reported today (Friday) as saying: "Alex Marrow is back with us after his sick note period expired. The situation with him is that Alex wants to leave the football club. I also want Alex to leave the football club.
"We're going through a process of finding the best way for him to leave the club which is financially beneficial to both parties.
"Fortunately for Alex, while he is here, and doesn't want to be here, he still gets paid. Unfortunately for me while Alex is here, and doesn't want to be here, I've still got to pay him."
Marrow played under Dougie Freedman at Palace but has drifted around the lower leagues, since leaving SE25 in 2013.