“There’s an aura about the club…” - Jack Marriott’s first words as a Sheffield Wednesday player following his move from Derby County
Jack Marriott became Sheffield Wednesday’s first deadline day signing, and he’s opened up on his move from Derby County to Hillsborough.
Marriott, 26, has signed a season-long loan deal with the Owls as he comes in to take the number nine shirt at S6, and he may well be in line for a Wednesday debut against Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon – the Rams do, however, have an option to recall him in January.
Speaking to the club’s official YouTube page shortly after signing, he said moving to Sheffield was ‘appealing’ to him.
Marriott said, “I’m delighted to finally get it over the line… It’s been going on for a few days now, so I’m just relieved to be here and kick on now.
“We’d heard of the interest earlier in the week, and it was very appealing to me… I just want to be playing football and enjoying football.”
The striker is already up and running in terms of goals this season having scored his first of the campaign against Luton Town last month, and he’ll be eager to add to that tally as soon as possible in South Yorkshire.
When asked what attracted him to SWFC and what he hopes to bring, he replied, “The size of the club, the way that we play… There’s an aura about the club, and as soon as I found out they were interested there was only one place I was coming.
“I want to score goals, run in behind, and give my all for the team. You’ll see a lot of hard work and commitment. That’s the way I play. I just want to give my all for the team, and score goals, because we want to win games.”
Marriott was already in training with his new teammates at Middlewood Road on Friday morning, and is thought to be in contention for a place in Saturday’s matchday squad as the Owls head to the Midlands.
The forward has scored 96 goals and gotten 25 assists in 289 games throughout the course of his career, playing in National League, League Two and League One as well as the Championship.