Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for August.
What a way to announce your arrival at a new club. Six goals in his first four games for Posh included a hat-trick at Bristol Rovers and an impudent lob against Rotherham that sums up both his trickery and his calm finishing.
Marriott said: “I am delighted to win this award. It is a great way to start my season at a new club, and it gives me something to build on. I would like to thank my team-mates and the coaching staff because I wouldn’t have been in a position to win the award without their help and guidance. I am looking forward to the games coming up, we are in confident mood at the minute and long may that continue.”
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Largely in the shadows of strike partner Danny Hylton at Luton last season, few would have expected Marriott to make the transition into League One seem effortless. His six goals in August leave him just two short of the eight he managed at Kenilworth Road during the whole of League Two last season, yet it’s his speed and movement which will continue to cause headaches for defences in this division.”
Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Mikey Mumford said: “Peterborough were keen to give Marriott a four-year-deal in the summer and that might well prove to be a shrewd piece of business by Darragh MacAnthony and Barry Fry if his goals can tilt Posh towards a genuine promotion push.”