Simeon Jackson settling down in his new Bundesliga surroundings
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011
Simeon Jackson will draw on his success at Norwich City to help new German Bundesliga club Eintracht Braunschweig compete against the big boys.
Jackson spurned interest from a number of Championship clubs, headed by Bournemouth, to join newly promoted Braunschweig on two-year deal following his release from the Canaries at the start of the summer.
'It was good experience in England – I enjoyed my time at Norwich, but it was time to begin a new chapter,' he said, 'This transfer was the next step for me and I am really looking forward to the challenge of playing the Bundesliga. I had a few attractive offers but this feels like the right move already. The team spirit is very good and with me being the new guy in town it is always difficult but the lads are really helpful. I want to learn fast. We need to stay in the Bundesliga, and I want to help the team achieve that goal.'
Jackson has already made an instant impression on his new employers after scoring in Braunschweig's 2-1 pre-season win over Wolfsburg last weekend.
The Canadian international decided to cut short his international duty with the Canucks to seal a move to Germany after featuring in Canada's surprise opening Gold Cup defeat to Martinique. Lions' head coach Thorsten Lieberknecht believes Jackson can add a new dimension to the club's attacking play.
'I've watched him for a long time now. He is a player that works hard for the team and is extremely quick,' he said.
'In Simeon we have another player that will add to the quality in our attack. He is a versatile footballer and the second such player we have recruited after Torsten Oehrl.'
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Jackson will forever be remembered fondly by City's support for his pivotal role in the club's successful 2010-11 Championship campaign that booked them promotion to the Premier League.