Gillingham's Jackson on Norwich radar
Michael BaileyGillingham striker Simeon Jackson could make a move into the Championship with Norwich City, according to reports.Canaries manager Paul Lambert is believed to be an admirer of the highly rated Gills forward, who scored 18 goals for the League One side despite their eventual relegation.Michael Bailey
Gillingham striker Simeon Jackson could make a move into the Championship with Norwich City, according to reports.
Canaries manager Paul Lambert is believed to be an admirer of the highly rated Gills forward, who scored 18 goals for the League One side despite their eventual relegation.
City, of course, finished their own third tier campaign as champions and, having already made four signings as he prepares for Norwich's Championship return, Lambert will be keen to turn attention to his attacking options.
His side were free-scoring for most of last season with top scorer Grant Holt, Wes Hoolahan and Chris Martin regularly among the goals, plus Cody McDonald and Oli Johnson figuring in 2009-10.
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However, loan striker Stephen Elliott has returned to his parent club, Preston, leaving at least one space for Lambert to fill before pre-season.
A number of clubs have been linked with Canadian international Jackson, pictured, during the summer and, having parted company with manager Mark Stimson soon after the season ended, new Gills boss Andy Hessenthaler could struggle to hold on to his prize asset should a big enough offer come his way.
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Jackson played the last seven minutes of the Gills' 2-0 defeat at Carrow Road in City's penultimate League One fixture - where victory secured the divisional title.
He made more of an impact in the first meeting earlier in the season, scoring a 36th minute penalty cancelled out by Darel Russell's last gasp equaliser for City's 10 men.
Jackson did not feature in the two sides' Johnstone's Paint Trophy fixture at Priestfield Stadium but should a summer move to Norwich materialise, one of his first competitive outings in yellow could come against his former team-mates, with Norwich drawn at home to Gillingham in the first round of next season's Carling Cup.