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SIMEON JACKSON
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UPDATED 06:54 1st August 2016

The Saddlers completed the signing of Canadian international forward Simeon Jackson on a two-year deal in July 2016.

Born in Jamaica, Jackson moved to Canada as a child where he started out in youth football, before moving to the UK as a teenager.

His prolific goal scoring abilities at non-league level caught the eye of Rushden and Diamonds and at the age of 17 Jackson found the net 42 times in 93 appearances.

He furthered his career in 2008 with a move to Gillingham where he continues his fine goalscoring form, adding another 42 goals over a two-year spell with the Kent club.

This prompted interest from Norwich City who were quick to move for the free-scoring forward, paying £600,000 for his services in the summer of 2010.

His goal against Portsmouth in May 2011 saw the Canaries clinch promotion to the Premier League.

His next move was to the German Bundesliga with Eintracht Braunschweig in July 2013 before returning to English football with the likes of Millwall, Coventry City, Barnsley and most recently Blackburn Rovers.

Simeon Jackson will be wearing the number 9 shirt for the 2016/17 campaign.

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