“It’s a big chance for me” – insists Colchester United loanee Jack Marriott

Jack Marriott

Jack Marriott

Ipswich Town loanee, Jack Marriott, can’t wait to start scoring goals in League One, at his new club Colchester United.

Front-runner Marriott, whose contract at Portman Road expires this summer, signed on loan to the U’s for the rest of the season, earlier this week.

The 20-year-old will go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s relegation showdown, at home to Leyton Orient, and looks set for a place on the substitutes’ bench.

Marriott has spent most of this term plying his trade in the Conference, at Woking, but is looking forward to negotiating the step up to League One, after previous brief forays at Gillingham and Carlisle.

“It’s a big chance for me, definitely, at a League One club,” enthused Marriott, following yesterday’s training session at Florence Park, Tiptree.


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“It’s a chance for me to make a big name for myself. There’s a lot of expectation, I’d like to think. It’s a massive opportunity for me.

“Woking have been very good to me. They got me on the first rung of the ladder, playing first-team football.

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“But now is the time that I have to look to get on in my career, and get another step up that ladder, so when Colchester came in for me, I was eager to take it on. I have to look beyond this summer. I want to do well for myself, because my contract at Ipswich is up at the end of the season, and when you’re a free agent out there, it’s very difficult.

“I want to do really well, while I’m still at a club, and see what I can do.

“I’d like to say I’m a goalscorer. I like to float behind, and am always looking to play on the shoulder. I’m more than happy to get it into feet if necessary.

“I’m constantly looking to get goals. I always want to score. That’s what you get to paid to do, as a striker,” added Marriott.

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