“What have you done, Derby?’, ‘Top player’ – What Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County fans are saying about Jack Marriott’s deadline day move to Hillsborough

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Jack Marriott has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the 2020/21 season.

Fans of both the Owls and Derby County have reacted to the news, and general reaction suggests that Garry Monk has now got a good player on his hands after finally landing a number nine.

What Wednesday fans had to say:

@CorrStevecorr: “Seen this lad play , top player Wednesday have got , no idea why it didnt work out at derby.”

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@adriangricey: “Looking decent up top. Definitely an improvement from last year. Patterson, marriot, windass, kachunga, Rhodes.”

@DeclanSayles: “Welcome to Sheffield Wednesday and you are a great edition to this fantastic team.”

@AnalyticsOwls: “Solid loan signing. Last season for him was a write off (much like Wednesday) given injury/fitness issues. Hopefully can coach him back to his best!”

@andymcelwaine: “Very good signing this. We should have got him when he was at Peterborough.”

Many Derby County fans are not happy about Jack Marriott joining Sheffield Wednesday. (via swfc.co.uk)Many Derby County fans are not happy about Jack Marriott joining Sheffield Wednesday. (via swfc.co.uk)
Many Derby County fans are not happy about Jack Marriott joining Sheffield Wednesday. (via swfc.co.uk)

@ddaardvark: “Nice to have some pace in there at last...”

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And Derby fans:

@Pat00758889Pat: “I like Jack, clearly over the last 18 months we won’t miss his goals, very poor return, doesn’t suit our system, if #SWFC play a striker around him, he can start bagging, interesting to watch #dcfc”

@county4ever: “Best striker in the club and we loan him off. We've had a good window regarding incomings but this is ridiculous... what have you done derby.”

@plummerkevin1: “I just don't get this at all. We are desperately short on strikers and then we give our best striker to Wednesday. It seems cost savings are the only objective the club has anymore. This is really risky we are not guaranteed to stay up you know.”

@dcfcjw:People getting very angry over this and I can understand why, but his return hasn’t been good enough recently, and he clearly doesn’t suit Cocu’s style. A year on loan scoring goals could do him a world of good, and he can come back a striker in form.”

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@UTimmy: “Shockingly bad really this decision, go into the window needing to strengthen the striking dept, then proceed to make it worse by letting Marriott and Martin leave and replace them with KR Man.”

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