Steve Evans' comments should encourage Leeds United to move for Jack Marriott

Steve Evans, Manager of Leeds United applaudes the travelling fans at the final whistle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at the Cardiff City...

Former Leeds United boss Steve Evans has compared Jack Marriott with Chris Wood.

Steve Evans, Manager of Leeds United applaudes the travelling fans at the final whistle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at the Cardiff City...

Peterborough United boss Steve Evans may have given Leeds United fans even further encouragement to go after Jack Marriott in the summer transfer window, with his latest comments about the striker on Posh’s Youtube channel.

Marriott scored his 28th goal of the season in the last minute, as Posh beat Bury 1-0 last night.

Marriott has now scored three goals in Evans’ first two games in charge, and the Posh boss is already drawing up comparisons between League One’s top scorer and Wood.

Evans worked with Wood during his time at Leeds, and he has already seen great similarities between the pair.

Peterborough United's English striker Jack Marriott (L) takes on Leicester City's English defender Harry Maguire (R) during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between...

"Jack Marriott does what he does. He’s phenomenal. He reminds me so much of Chris Wood and look what he’s doing at Burnley now in the Premier League," Evans said. 

Marriott and Wood have differing styles of play, but one feature they share is their eye for goal.

Marriott may be quicker than Wood, but the Burnley man is more of an aerial threat.

Evans’ comments could just serve as further encouragement that Marriott would be a good signing for Leeds.

The Whites have had Marriott on their radar for some time, with a potential £6 million move spoken about in the Peterborough Telegraph two months' ago, but they have been unable to get a deal over the line so far.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United looks to the ball watched by Aaron Pierre of Northampton Town during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Peterborough United and Northampton Town at...

Posh will almost certainly be reluctant to sell Marriott in the summer, but if they fail to earn promotion from League One it is likely that the striker will move on. 

Leeds will almost certainly have to pay up if they want to sign Marriott though, as the striker will command a big fee, if he does move on. 

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