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EFL pundit shares Derby County transfer verdict as future of 26-y/o hangs in the balance

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Jack Marriott’s days at Derby County could be numbered, according to Andy Hinchcliffe.

The striker completed a move to the Rams in 2018 and got off to an excellent start by scoring 13 goals in his first season with the club.

However a tally of just three last term cast doubt over his future at the club.

This season has seen the 26-year-old head out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday however fitness issues have limited him to just seven matches for the Owls with no goals in return.

Marriott’s parent club Derby have been struggling for goals so far this season and could be in the market for a new striker, but with Marriott able to be recalled this month he could be seen as a potential solution to Wayne Rooney’s problem.

However according to Hinchcliffe it seems that Marriott’s future is unlikely to be with the Rams.

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Speaking on the Sky Sports EFL Podcast, Hinchcliffe said: “The Jack Marriott situation is interesting because they sent him out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday and I wondered if they’d bring him back.

“They’re short of goals and he’s had a tough time, but he is a goalscorer.

“Clearly Wayne maybe doesn’t think that he fits the way that he wants to play.”

The Verdict

You have to feel a little bit sorry for Jack Marriott.

The striker is clearly a capable player at Championship level but the last couple of seasons have been difficult for him due to fitness and a lack of form.

It seems that he just needs a run of games to find his feet again, and whether that’s with Derby or Sheffield Wednesday, there’s no doubt that he’ll get back to his best before long.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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