According to Peterborough Today, Derby County have officially entered the race to sign Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott – and they could attempt to try and beat local rivals Nottingham Forest to securing his signature.

Both Nottingham Forest and Leeds United have been linked with the striker for a long time and most recently, it was emerging that Nottingham Forest were a club who were interested in securing the striker’s services for the forthcoming campaign. It’s arguable that Nottingham Forest is a natural destination for the striker’s next move, given the fact that the Reds managed to sign Britt Assombalonga from Peterborough United, developed him and then sold him on for a healthy profit.

Derby County are now the newest club to be linked with the striker although Marriot has previously declared an interest in signing for Forest during this transfer window. Forest haven’t yet submitted a bid for the striker though and it’s also thought that both Celtic and Rangers are interested in signing the striker.

Yesterday, a photoshopped tweet that suggested that Marriot had made a move to Ashton Gate to sign for Bristol City began doing the rounds on Twitter, but this was proved not to be the case. This morning, it’s emerged that Derby County want to sign the Peterborough United frontman.

in all truth, the race for Marriot is anybody’s to win. Although Forest once emerged as frontrunners in the face to sign the striker, Frank Lampard’s Derby may well look to move ahead of their local rivals by securing his signature in the coming weeks.

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