Sheffield Wednesday fought off fierce competition to complete a deal to sign Jack Marriott on a season-long loan deal according to Yorkshire Live.
It is claimed that Middlesbrough, Cardiff City, Millwall and Swansea City were interested in a deal to sign the Derby forward before the summer transfer window reached a conclusion.
Marriott has struggled for consistent game time with Derby County in recent seasons, but it certainly came as a surprise to see them send him out on loan this summer, with Phillip Cocu not exactly being blessed with a number of senior options in attack.
But their loss could prove to be Sheffield Wednesday’s gain, with the Owls looking to move up the Championship table at the earliest of opportunities.
They’ve started this year’s league campaign on minus 12 points, but have already picked up eight points this term, which makes for impressive reading for Garry Monk’s men.
Marriott made his debut for the Monk’s side, as he stepped off the substitutes bench in a 1-0 win over Birmingham City at the weekend.
Marriott and his Sheffield Wednesday team-mates are set to return to action on Wednesday, when they host high-flying Brentford, in what is certain to be a tough test for the Owls.
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The Owls will have been delighted to get this deal over the line.
Garry Monk’s side desperately needed another striker on their books before the summer transfer window closed, and Marriott is a good fit for them.
He’s a striker that likes to play on the shoulder of the last defender in matches, and I certainly feel as though he’s more than capable of starting regularly for Sheffield Wednesday this season.
With a number of teams previously interested in signing him on loan, they’ve done really well to sign him, especially given their struggles in the Championship table at this moment in time.