Derby County fans rave about Jack Marriott

A general view of iPro Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Pride Park Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Derby, England.

Derby County’s Jack Marriott joined the club in the summer.

Craig Bryson celebrates with Jack Marriott of Derby as he scores during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Norwich City at Pride Park Stadium on October 3, 2018 in...

Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to lavish praise on summer signing Jack Marriott after the striker netted the winner in the 2-1 victory over Championship rivals Sheffield United.

The 23-year-old signed for the Rams from Peterborough United in the summer for an initial £3 million fee (Sky Sports) though that could rise in the future depending on bonuses and sporting objectives completed.

 

Marriott arrived without a proper pre-season and thus featured sporadically over the first two months, but now he has started the Rams past two matches – grabbing two goals and an assist.

After his match-winning display for Derby against the Blades, several supporters felt he reminded them of former Rams heroes Dean Saunders and Bobby Davidson with his movement and eye for goal.

Bobby Davidson was an important figure during Derby’s rise in the 80s, scoring 83 goals in 208 appearances for the east Midlands club as the Rams climbed from the third tier to the top division under Arthur Cox.

Marriott’s movement, willingness to run off the ball and pressure defenders added with his natural goal threat will surely made him a fans’ favourite at Pride Park – and potentially the club’s best striker in years.

Jack Marriott of Derby County celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford on...

After finding the net 22 times for Luton Town and later 27 times in 44 games for Peterborough, Marriott will score goals when given the opportunity and it’s up to the Rams’ fellow attacking players to provide him the chances.

Frank Lampard's side's victory over the Blades momentarily takes them up the fifth place in the Championship, four points off top spot ahead of back-to-back away games at promotion rivals West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough.

A general view of Pride Park Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Derby, England.

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