Simeon Jackson makes Bundesliga switch as Cody McDonald returns to Gillingham

Former Norwich City striker Simeon Jackson will be making home in Germany following his move to the

Former Norwich City striker Simeon Jackson will be making home in Germany following his move to the Bundesliga. - Credit: Action Images

Bundesliga new boys Eintracht Braunschweig have signed former Norwich City striker Simeon Jackson committed.

Cody McDonald will be a permanent fixture at Gillingham next season following his departure from Cov

Cody McDonald will be a permanent fixture at Gillingham next season following his departure from Coventry City. - Credit: Archant

The 26-year-old has signed a two-year contract as a free agent.

'He is a player that drives the counter-attacks,' said manager Marc Arnold on his fifth signing of the summer.

The Canadian international was a key part of Norwich's promotion to the Premier League under Paul Lambert in 2011, but found opportunities limited under Chris Hughton last term and was subsequently released this summer.

Meanwhile, another ex-City striker has returned to an old haunt. Cody McDonald, 27, has signed a two-year deal with League One Gillingham after being released by Coventry City.


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McDonald was given his first chance as a professional by then Norwich boss Bryan Gunn back in the summer of 2008 and enjoys his most prolific spell during a loan spell at Priestfield from the Canaries for the 2010-11 campaign.

Gillingham boss Martin Allen said: 'Cody is a match winner – he scores goals and in his loan period, on and off the field, he conducts himself in the right way.

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'He works hard and our chairman Paul Scally has worked for the last couple of months to get this deal done. Last time here he got 26 goals in one season and this time he will be looking for 30.'

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