Derby County have completed their summer-long pursuit of EFL hotshot Jack Marriott to bolster their attacking options ahead of the upcoming 2018/19 season.
The 23-year-old, who netted 33 goals in 56 games in all competitions for Peterborough United last season as he lifted the Sky Bet League 1 Golden Boot, joins the club on a three-year deal.
Marriott attracted interest from several of the Rams’ Championship rivals but, after an undisclosed fee was agreed with Peterborough officials, he has put pen-to-paper at Pride Park Stadium.
The striker becomes manager Frank Lampard’s fourth summer signing, following on from the arrivals of Mason Mount, Harry Wilson and Florian Jozefzoon last week.
Speaking about his latest recruit, Lampard told dcfc.co.uk: “I’m delighted that Jack has chosen to join Derby County and I believe this is another great addition to our squad.
“Goalscorers are always sought-after and Jack certainly has been in demand. He scored an incredible amount of goals in League One last year and, at 23, we know he can still develop and get better too. He certainly strikes me as a player that is really determined to improve.
“To bring players through the door that are sought-after hopefully shows that people are excited about what we are trying to do here.”
The forward started out at Ipswich Town and following two years of making his name in the Vanarama National League and League 2 during several loan spells, Marriott really started to garner attention at Luton Town.
He sealed a permanent switch to Kenilworth Road in 2015 and scored 16 goals in his first season for the Hatters, scoring another 12 the following year as they claimed a League 2 Play-Off Semi-Final finish.
Marriott’s fine form earned him a move to Peterborough, where he took League 1 by storm and scored 27 League goals to top the EFL scoring charts en route to a top half finish for the Posh.