The day Sheffield Wednesday new boy Jack Marriott upset his family – by scoring the winner against Sheffield United!
Sheffield Wednesday new boy Jack Marriott once upset his family members by scoring the winner for Derby County against Sheffield United – because they support the Blades.
Marriott today signed a season-long loan deal at Hillsborough, following Colin Kazim-Richards’ arrival at Pride Park yesterday, and will go into the Owls squad to face Birmingham City this weekend.
The 26-year-old’s dad, grandfather and cousins are all United fans, but Marriott has risked their ire before – by scoring the winning goal against the Blades at Pride Park in 2018.
“Basically, my whole family support Sheffield United," Marriott said at the time.
"The majority of them were down in Cornwall for my Auntie's 50th.
"They were watching the game, so I don't know if they will have been happy or sad? I'm sure they were happy!"
The former Peterborough star was born in Beverley, East Yorkshire but moved to Northampton as a youngster. He signed for Derby for a fee worth up to £5m, including add-ons.
"My parents are from Yorkshire and I've spent a lot of time up there," Marriott added in the Derby Telegraph.
"My dad, my grandpa, my cousins, who I'm really close to, are all big Blades fans and always have been.
"They didn't really say much to me before the game - and that was good, because I think they knew that this is my job. There are no loyalties.
"It was great to score and great to get the win."
Marriott will not be eligible to play for Wednesday against The Rams, in January and May.