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Jack Marriott could be Nottingham Forest’s next Britt Assombalonga

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Jack Marriott could be Nottingham Forest’s next Britt Assombalonga

The Peterborough striker is high up Nottingham Forest’s wanted list.

Nottingham Forest are one of several clubs said to be keen on the signature of Jack Marriott this summer. As reported by the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, the League One club’s director of football has confirmed the striker wants a move to Forest but also admitted East Midlands rivals Derby County were leading the chase.

The striker, valued at around £6.5 million, is a hot commodity this summer after scoring 33 goals last season for the Posh.

It has seen teams from up and down the country linked with his signature, but Forest have long looked the frontrunners.

Marriott is exactly what Forest needs. They were desperately short of goals under Aitor Karanka last season and the Posh striker might plug that gap. If he can have the same impact as another former Peterborough to Forest signing than fans at the City Ground will be very happy.

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Back in the summer of 2014 Forest broke their transfer record to sign Britt Assombalonga from Peterborough. The DR Congo striker had just scored 33 goals in a season at London Road, the same amount Marriott managed last term.

He went on to be a fan favourite at the City Ground, although a horror knee injury severely hampered his development. After 30 goals in 69 games, the striker was off, joining Middlesbrough last summer.

Marriott has a similar level of promise and Forest will hope he can have a better impact than their former striking hero. If he can sustain his fitness as well, then he might even be a better signing.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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