Nottingham Forest could have the edge over Derby County in their pursuit for hit-shot Jack Marriott. The Rams emerged as contenders to sign the Peterborough United forward last week. Posh director of football Barry Fry said Derby had shown an interest in Marriott . Up to eight clubs are said to be interested in the 33-goal striker, but betting has been suspended on a move to the City Ground with the former Ipswich Town trainee thought to prefer a move to Forest. And Peterborough’s interest in Forest youngster Jorge Grant could tip the scales in their favour. Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony said it is “no secret” his side, who have already made nine new signings this transfer window, are interested in Grant. And you can see why. Grant, 23, excelled on loan at Nottingham Forest’s inter-city neighbours Notts County last season, scoring 19 goals and picking up nine assists in all competitions for the League Two side. That means the likes of Bristol City, Derby et al could miss out, with MacAnthony non-committal on twitter when asked if Grant could be used as a make-weight in any deal for Marriott .