Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to Derby County joining the Jack Marriott race

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United tangles with Adrien Silva of Leicester City during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Roundat ABAX Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Peterborough, England.

Derby County are now said to be ahead of Nottingham Forest in the race to sign Jack Marriott.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United tangles with Adrien Silva of Leicester City during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Roundat ABAX Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Peterborough, England.

Nottingham Forest fans are not concerned that Derby County are reportedly rivalling them for Jack Marriott.

Forest have been strongly linked with Marriott throughout the summer transfer window so far, with the Reds said to be keen on the Peterborough United striker.

However, Posh director of football Barry Fry has suggested to the Peterborough Evening Telegraph that Derby are now ahead of them in the race for the 23-year-old’s signature.

Forest fans are not panicking though, as they feel Fry is simply using Derby to try and pressure them into a bid.

Marriott is currently one of the most in-demand players in the Football League, but is said to favour a move to Forest.

Peterborough want £6.5 million for the striker, who scored 33 goals for them last season.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Third Round match between Luton Town and Peterborough United at Kenilworth Road on January 9, 2018 in Luton, England.

Forest have proven that they have money to spend this summer, with Joao Carvalho on his way to the City Ground in a big money move from Benfica.

Derby, on the other hand, are thought to have to sell before buying this summer, with Frank Lampard’s side having to cut costs.

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