Barry Fry suggested Derby County new boy wanted to join Nottingham Forest earlier this summer

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Peterborough United and Northampton Town at ABAX Stadium on...

Jack Marriott ended up moving to Derby County today, despite reported interest from Nottingham Forest.

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...

Derby County striker Jack Marriott may be wishing that Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry never spoke of him wanting to join Nottingham Forest earlier this summer.

Fry claimed that Forest and Derby were both in the race to sign Marriott to the Peterborough Telegraph earlier this summer, and at that time the striker was said to favour a switch to the City Ground.

Fry said: “Jack does want to join Nottingham Forest. But Derby’s interest is recent and I would say they have a better chance of making us the right sort of offer.”

Marriott signed for Derby today, and the striker is likely to wish Fry had never came out an publicly spoke of his desire to join Forest.

Leon Barnett of Northampton Town clears  the ball under pressure from Jack Marriott of Peterborough United during the Sky Bet League One match between Peterborough United and Northampton...

Forest and Derby are huge rivals, and Marriott will want those quotes to quickly be forgotten about.

Indeed, the striker came out today and suggested that Derby was his first choice of club to join.

Marriott suggested it was a ‘no brainer’ to move to the Rams, during his first interview after his signing was officially unveiled.

Marriott scored 33 goals for Posh last season, and will be hoping he can hit a similar total in Frank Lampard’s side this time around.

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.

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