Derby striker Jack Marriott is making up for lost time with Frank Lampard’s side, as he has established himself as first-choice striker for the Derby boss, after an impressive run of form.
The 24-year-old arrived with the Rams in the summer as he moved from Peterborough United for a fee of £3.1m, and he found it tough to justify that price tag early on.
Marriott was kept out of the side by the likes of David Nugent and Martyn Waghorn, but since being given an opportunity by Lampard, he has more than taken that chance and his goals have been key to Derby’s promotion push this season.
But has Marriott been the bargain of the season?
We look at his statistics in more detail as he features in our FLW Spotlight this week.
The forward has had 13 starts in the 20 appearances he has made this season for the promotion-chasing Rams and he has certainly made an impact, having scored seven goals already in this year’s campaign.
With three assists to his name as well, it’s not just goals that Marriott provides this Derby side, as he can carve out opportunities for his team-mates which will be pleasing to see for Frank Lampard.
He also has an average of 2.2 shots per game so it’s clear to see that the in-form striker isn’t short of any confidence, and he’ll be confident of building on that as the season progresses.
Marriott is going to be key to Derby’s promotion bid, and Frank Lampard will be hoping that he can keep his star striker fit for the remainder of the season and, if he can, he could prove to be the bargain of the season in the Championship.
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