Norwich City hitman Jackson waiting for his big break

Canaries striker Simeon Jackson admits the international break could be just what he needs to kick-start his season.

The man whose goals did so much to catapult Norwich into the promotion frame, including the decisive, history-making, blow at Portsmouth, has found himself battling for a place in the new campaign.

Jackson has played just six minutes this season, having come on as a substitute for Chris Martin in the 1-1 home draw against Stoke.

It's Martin who has started the last two games – leaving the likes of Jackson and new signing Steve Morison to hope for their break from the bench.

Morison is currently on duty with Wales, while Jackson has jetted off to Canada, for World Cup qualifying games against St Lucia and Puerto Rico – and he's hoping that a change of scenery might be just what he needs.

'Definitely,' he said. 'I get to come out here, do well and hopefully get some goals, and that might not be a bad thing.'

However, Jackson knows that sitting on the bench for a Premier League game is no bad thing – especially considering he was playing League One football before City boss Paul Lambert signed him a little over a year ago.

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'We're in the Premiership and there's competition for places,' he said. 'We've signed a few new strikers and it's going to take some time. At the minute I'm just waiting for my chance and when my chance comes I'm going to have to take it, but there's nothing new there.'

In the meantime, Jackson's thoughts are on helping Canada qualify for the World Cup – even though the process could take almost two and-a-half years to complete, with up to three separate round-robins to negotiate.

'It's a long journey but we're as prepared as we're going to be so it (the new qualifying format) is something I think that will help us,' said Jackson.

'With the amount of games we'll be playing there's going to be a lot of momentum generated and I think that's going to be an advantage we're going to have going through this.'

Jackson has the full support of Canadian team-mate Dwayne De Rosario.

'I'm real proud of him,' he said. 'A local guy having the opportunity to play in the Premiership, being a role model for kids wanting to get there and hopefully it opens up the door for a lot of guys wanting to get into the league. I know he'll do well, he has great talent and I wish him all the best.'