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Trio Agree Jackson Fee - Report
Monday, 6th Aug 2018 23:19

Town, QPR and Peterborough United are all reported to have agreed a fee with Accrington Stanley for striker Kayden Jackson.

The 24-year-old now has to weigh-up which of the three he wants to join ahead of Thursday’s 5pm deadline.

The League One side had been targeting a fee of £2.5 million for Jackson but will almost certainly have had to settle for somewhat less than that.

Jackson, who scored 16 goals in 48 starts and one sub appearance last season as Accrington topped League Two, previously played for Paul Hurst, albeit briefly, at Grimsby during a loan spell in the first half of the 2016/17 season before the Town boss moved on to Shrewsbury in the October.

Bradford-born Jackson started his professional career with Swindon following success in a 2013 Win a Pro Contract competition run by Samsung when a player with Albion Sports in the Northern Counties East League Division One.

While with the Robins, he had spells on loan at Swindon Supermarine and Oxford City, prior to stints with Tamworth, Wrexham and Barnsley before his loan with Grimsby and his permanent switch to his current club last summer.

Stanley chairman Andy Holt has confirmed that the Tykes would receive a percentage of the fee they would receive for Jackson.

The 5ft 11in tall frontman is contracted until the summer of 2019 but with Stanley having an option for a further season and can play in wide roles in addition to operating down the centre.

Meanwhile, former Town keeper Jacob Marsden has joined Hamilton Academical. The 21-year-old, who came through the academy before spending one year as a pro but without making a senior appearance, was released by the Blues in the summer of 2017.

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Len_Brennan added 23:26 - Aug 6
Presumably he'll want to play in the Championship over Division 1, so we have an edge over Peterborough; then the fact that he knows Hurst should come into it. No reason for him to think QPR are going to storm the league, therefore we should be able to win this.

unknown100 added 23:27 - Aug 6
If we get tilt and this fella, plus the other 2 that looks all but done, going to be a very interesting squad, Blend of youth, experience and players with a point to prove

Taricco_Fan added 23:32 - Aug 6
Depends whether wages play a factor but I'm confident we can do this deal based on the opportunity he will get here and the chance to work with Hurst.

OwainG1992 added 23:39 - Aug 6
Well this is going to show how ambitious we are. If we get him and outbid the others I'll be very pleased.

jpring89 added 23:39 - Aug 6
Sorry but as it stands surely we are the best option and I’m not even being biased.

PJewellisaGod added 23:39 - Aug 6
QPR always the big danger, always willing to pay high wages.

mrmorisato added 23:47 - Aug 6
I don't like the fact that QPR have also had a bid accepted, they're a London club and London has a lot more to offer than Ipswich.....more shops, more activity, more attractions, more night clubs...Jackson could be someone that opts for the busy nightlife than rural quiet Ipswich :( It's a factor that has affected our recruitment before when bidding against other London clubs. I have my fingers and toes crossed as we're crying out for another striker and we only have 3 more days to find one.

ElderGrizzly added 23:53 - Aug 6
Posh chairman implies he hasn’t bid and no deals for him until the loan window.

QPR are under spending restrictions due to FFP this summer, so unlikely to compete with us

bluebare added 23:54 - Aug 6
Why not offer some youngsters on loan to sway the deal. Also Conner Wickham on loan would be good

KiwiBlue2 added 00:23 - Aug 7
mrmorisato - I suspect that his girlfriend/wife/partner might opt for London if she has input and that might not be a bad thing for us if his price is 2m or more as that price seems to be over the odds. Would be delighted to be proved wrong though.......

Popeye added 05:57 - Aug 7
The wolly with the brolly will be gone by Xmas, Town a much better long term bet

GiveusaWave added 06:18 - Aug 7
QPR have made a fair few signings this transfer window so wouldn't rule them out due to FFP...

2 million does sound excessive for a striker who scored 16 goals in 45 league 2 appearances last season...especially when you consider that Brett Pittman scored 24 goals from 38 appearances in league 1. Obviously...stats aren't everything...but does make you wonder...

If we don't sign him...we do need someone and it's difficult to see who we'd go for right now....

itfcserbia added 06:35 - Aug 7
All this talk about Jackson and yet never mentioned that he also had 15 assists last season. So the lad did take part in more than 30 goals, similar like Waghorn with us. I do think however 2m is a lot for a league two player but the football has gone mad a long time ago. If we don't want freebies and loans, this is the game we have to play.

GiveusaWave added 06:46 - Aug 7
Jackson got 8 assists last season. It's on and if you type in "Kayden Jackson statistics" into google it's there as well....

itfcserbia added 06:53 - Aug 7
Interesting, says 15

stevelincsexile added 06:58 - Aug 7
Whilst it’s interesting to see all these signings I make it about 8 or 9 I do fear that these might mean our youngsters may not get the chance to prove themselves.

tractorboybig added 07:12 - Aug 7
QPR the obvious favourites if he has any ambition

grinch added 07:24 - Aug 7
would be quite happy for QPR to get this striker I agree with bluebare Connor Wickham worth a punt a younger Waghorn and his fee must have dropped considerably he is the type of striker we require can add Sears to the deal if required

Charlie_pl_baxter added 07:42 - Aug 7
Eadt are reporting that Jackson has chosen Ipswich so looks like we won this one. Hope the fee wasn't £2.5m though.

GTRKing added 08:05 - Aug 7
I heard the medical will be this morning & they will announce the deal along side Toto & Nolan early afternoon

BlueandTruesince82 added 08:06 - Aug 7
EADT says he's comming here.

Not going to Judge but this, of all our signings feels like the biggest risk

toxtethblue added 08:13 - Aug 7
Get in! Hope this is true. Have to take a few risks to progress. PH obviously rates him, that's good enough for me.

itfctim added 08:26 - Aug 7
It's quite refreshing when (if) a sought after player, with options, chooses us amoung others, it shows that players are buying in to our managers plans for the club's future, and want to be part of it. That inspires us supporters too, the knock on effect goes right through the club. It's been a long time since positive vibes have outweighed negative ones at PR.

Stewart27 added 08:26 - Aug 7
I’m happy about this, as he is a versatile striker and can play on the right of the 3. He will compliment Harrison well and will add pace to the team. Pace and creativity in the team. What on earth is going on?!

Radlett_blue added 08:27 - Aug 7
Hurst must have been impressed with his one goal in 20 games when on loan at Grimsby.
Never seen the guy play so in no position to judge, but the fee seems steep for someone who's knocked around the lower leagues without making any impact until scoring 16 goals in the 4th division last season.

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