Jack Marriott made the step up from League One to the Championship this summer when he joined Frank Lampard’s Derby County from Peterborough United.
After taking a little while to adjust to life in the second tier, the 24-year-old has hit a prolific streak of form in recent weeks. On Saturday he notched a goal against Birmingham City to take his recent tally to five in his last six games for the Rams – a run that includes a strike against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the EFL Cup.
If the Englishman can keep this kind of goalscoring form up then he could even fire his side to automatic promotion to the Premier League. Lampard’s side currently sit in fourth place, two points off of leaders Norwich City.
After the triumph against Garry Monk’s Birmingham at Pride Park, plenty of Derby fans took to Twitter to congratulate Marriott on his goal and celebrate his recent form…
My 3 current favourite Derby players are…
1 Jack Marriott
2 Marriott Jack
3 Mack Jarriott
A future Derby County legend…
— Mick Massey DCFC (@topklobber) 3 November 2018
Fantastic attitude and work ethic. Works for his goals but has that natural born instinct. Someone likened him to Bobby Davison. I would second that. Looks to be a great signing
— Mark Rowbottom (@MarkTheShark72) 3 November 2018
Best thing about him is how quickly he gets a shot off! Brilliant signing.
— Chris (@_ceetop) 3 November 2018
— Jillian (@JillianW123) 3 November 2018
Jacky Marriott has officially taken over from Gary Rowett as my man crush #dcfc
— Tommy Lee (@Tommy_Lee333) 3 November 2018
Wonder if people are still saying Marriott is still not worth the money we pay for him think he will be top goalscorer in the championship this season #dcfc
— Mark Beckett (@MarkBeckett73) 1 November 2018