Striker more than comfortable to continue cameo role
Saturday’s two-goal hero Jack Marriott admits that he won’t be bashing down John Still’s door asking for a starting place at Morecambe on Tuesday night.
The 20-year-old striker came off the bench to score twice in the final 11 minutes to give the Hatters their second consecutive win to lift them to within three points of the Play-Off places.
But despite his match-winning heroics against Wimbledon, Marriott says he’s happy to play whatever part his manager wants.
“I don’t think I’ll be doing that,” said the striker when asked if he would be pushing the boss for inclusion from the start against the Shrimps. “I’ve done what I have [against Wimbledon] for the team.
“If the manager thinks that’s worthy of a start, fair enough; if he doesn't, I’ll continue to work hard and do what I’m doing.”
His double against the Dons were Marriott's first goals since a brace against Bristol City in the Capital One Cup in August.
The former Ipswich forward missed two games through suspension in September following a red card against Leyton Orient, and Marriott hopes his goals at the weekend can go some way to making up against that dismissal.
“Since the red card I’ve worked really, really hard and hopefully I’m half-way to repaying the fans for it,” he said.
“Anyone who knows me knows that wasn’t me, it was very out character, but I served my suspension which was rightfully so.
“I’m glad that’s over now and I can push on and help us get up the table.
“Three points were the most important thing and to do my bit I’m equally happy. I’m glad we got the win and it’s always nice to score, especially bouncing back from my suspension.”
You can watch the full interview with Jack here on Hatters Player.