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Interest grows in Derby County centre-forward Jack Marriott

Interest is growing in a move for Derby County centre-forward Jack Marriott this summer.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a report by Yorkshire Live, who claim that both Peterborough United and Hull City are keeping a close eye on the situation of the 26-year-old ahead of a potential move in the summer transfer window.

The report goes on to state that, due to the Rams’ transfer embargo, imposed as a result of their ongoing dispute with the English Football League, Wayne Rooney’s side would not stand in the way of the £1.35m-rated man’s departure, should an acceptable offer be made.

Should Derby sell Marriott this summer?





Marriott must go

Having joined Derby from Peterborough in was an initial £3m deal back in 2018, it would seem a fair assessment to make that the striker has not quite lived up to expectations at Pride Park.

Indeed, over his 86 appearances in all competitions for the club, Marriott has scored 17 goalsonly 10 of which have come in the Championship – and provided nine assists for his teammates.

Last season was a particular low-light for the £18k-per-week forward, scoring one goal and registering no assists over his four league appearances for Wayne Rooney’s side, as well as making an average of just 0.3 key passes and taking two bad touches per game.

These metrics saw the 26-year-old average a WhoScored match rating of 6.17, ranking him as the Rams’ ninth-worst performer in the second tier of English football.

Things did not improve for the striker after being sent out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday in October either, with Marriott failing to score a single goal or provide an assist over his 12 Championship appearances for the Owls, as well as averaging an extremely disappointing WhoScored match rating of just 6.02.

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As such, with Derby appearing in desperate need of a proven goalscorer at Championship level this summer, with the Rams scoring a league-low 36 goals last time out, it would seem highly advisable for Rooney to move the man dubbed a “maverick” by Stan Collymore on this summer, in order to hopefully fund a move for a hitman who is considerably more clinical than Marriott.

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