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IN MEMORIAM: JACK MARRIOTT

18 February 2016

The club are saddened to learn of the passing of former player Jack Marriott, aged 87.

Marriott was a part of the club's most successful period in their history between 1958 and 1964, which saw the club in Division Two and almost make the jump to Division One in 1961/62, just missing out after a fourth-placed finish.

The Scunthorpe-born midfielder arrived from Huddersfield Town in June 1957, making his Iron debut in a 1-1 draw against Chesterfield as the season began. He would go onto make 212 league appearances for the club, scoring 26 goals. That came following a nine-year spell with Sheffield Wednesday where he made 153 league appearances, scoring 19 goals.

He would also make a further 14 appearances in cup competitions for the North Lincolnshire side.

Marriott retired in December 1963 and proceeded to work as a sales representative for Petrofina UK before retiring in 1986.

He would be guest to the Iron in the latter stages of last season as the Iron faced Port Vale in a 1-1 draw, receiving a very warm reception from the Glanford Park faithful, with him needing no introduction as he was brought onto the pitch.

The former Scunthorpe player passed away peacefully at Randolph Care Home on February 9.

Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

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