Owls add striker - but success could make it short term

Last updated : 17 October 2020 By Chris Morris

Rams could recall forward

Sheffield Wednesday boosted their forward line on the domestic transfer deadline day on Friday by bringing in Derby County striker Jack Marriott.

Marriott started his career at Ipswich and moved on to Luton Town where a healthy goalscoring record earned a move to Peterborough United.  His fine form continued in 2017-18 as he scored at a rate of better than a goal every other game for The Posh. This attracted the attention of Derby County and Marriott moved to the Rams in the summer of 2018. His first season in the second tier was a good one as he found the net 13 times. His record dipped somewhat last season but his work rate makes him a popular figure with Rams fans. The fact he has featured 4 times for Derby in the Championship this season, scoring once, has raised eyebrows that his parent club have allowed him to leave but they have put a clause in the deal.

The 26-year-old moves to Hillsborough on a season long loan but Derby do have the right to recall him in January if they so wish. That would suggest that if he hits the ground running in a Wednesday shirt his stay at S6 may well be a short one. However, with the Championship fixture schedule coming thick and fast, the Owls have no less than 18 games to play between now and January so plenty of opportunity to make a positive impact, starting with the trip to Birmingham City today.