Sheffield Wednesday get their number nine! Jack Marriott loan terms revealed

Sheffield Wednesday have kicked off their transfer deadline day with a bang by announcing the signing of Derby County striker Jack Marriott on a season-long loan deal.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 11:01 am

Marriott will wear the club’s number nine shirt and comes straight into contention to feature in tomorrow’s matchday squad as the Owls make the trip to Birmingham City.

The 26-year-old, whose contract at Derby was due to expire at the end of the season, signed a year’s contract extension at his parent club before completing the temporary switch to S6. Crucially, the Rams also have the option to recall Marriott in January.

The signing is Garry Monk’s eighth of the window and is his fourth striker addition following the signings of Josh Windass, Elias Kachunga and Callum Paterson. He’ll also be battling Jordan Rhodes for minutes in a completely revamped forward unit at the club.

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LUTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Jack Marriott (C) of Derby County celebrates scoring their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Luton Town and Derby County at Kenilworth Road on September 19, 2020 in Luton, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Yorkshire-born, Marriott has found consistent form a little hard to come by at Derby since his signing from Peterborough in 2018. Wednesday were fleetingly linked with the lively forward in the run-up to that transfer after a red hot 33-goal season in League One earned a £3m move.

Monk has said to have been an admirer of Marriott for some time, having previously tried to take him to Birmingham.

The forward has been a thorn in Wednesday’s side in seasons past, earning a man of the match gong for his goal and assist in Derby’s 2-1 win at Hillsborough in the 2018/19 season. He also emerged from the bench to bag an assist in the Owls’ 1-1 draw at Pride Park last time out.

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