A number of Sky Bet Championship clubs are interested in signing Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott, and they have today all been handed a boost in their pursuit of him.

According to Bristol Live, Peterborough United have had a bid rejected for Doncaster Rovers striker John Marquis.

This shows that the Sky Bet League One club are beginning to prepare for life with Jack Marriott, who scored 27 goals in the league for the Cambridgeshire club last summer. His total for the season reached 33 goals.

His performances in his debut season for Peterborough United have attracted the attention of a number of second tier clubs, with Bristol City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County among the front runners to secure Marriott’s signature.

Posh have placed a £6.5 million price tag on their front man, who they signed from Luton Town just last summer.

Peterborough United have already added one out-and-out striker to their squad, completing the signing of former Stevenage striker Matt Godden last month, but chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed they will look to bring in even more front players if Marriott leaves the club.

The 23-year-old striker was left out of his side’s opening pre-season fixture with Stamford AFC as rumours of a move away from the club intensified.

While it may seem that £6.5 million is a lot for a player who has only had one season in the third tier, Jack Marriott is a goal scorer, and Posh chairman MacAnthony tweeted saying that whoever Marriott signs for will mount a serious challenge for automatic promotion next season.

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