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Jackson Turns Down Contract Claim
Thursday, 30th Jul 2020 09:08

Striker Kayden Jackson is reported to have turned down a new contract with the Blues.

According to Football Insider, Town offered a new improved deal which the 26-year-old has rebuffed.

Jackson, who joined the Blues from Accrington Stanley for £1.6 million in the summer of 2018, is said to have been eyed by a number of Championship clubs.

We understand Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers showed interest in January, while Coventry City have been linked and League One Peterborough were reportedly keen having come close to signing him prior to his move to Portman Road.

There were reports earlier in the year that talks regarding new terms had got under way, however, they were understood to have stalled prior to the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jackson, Town’s joint-top scorer on 11 in 2019/20 alongside James Norwood, is currently contracted until the summer of 2021 with the club having an option for a further season so there is no immediate hurry to tie the Bradford-born frontman down to extended terms.

The striker, who returned to Playford Road for the start of pre-season training last week, is understood to be happy at the club and in no hurry to move on.

Meanwhile, Bristol Rovers manager Ben Garner says he’s hopeful striker Jonson Clarke-Harris, reportedly a Town target, will sign a new deal at the Memorial Stadium.

“We’ll see how we go through pre-season and into the season but I’m hopeful he wants to stay, we want him to stay and build on what he’s done so far at this club,” he told Bristol Live.

“There are discussions that have taken place and they will continue over the next few weeks. We need to see where that goes.”

Rovers were previously reported to want a fee of £700,000 for the 26-year-old, whose current Rovers deal is up next summer, which would almost certainly put Town out of the running barring a significant sale this summer.

Elsewhere, former Blues midfielder Lee Martin, 33, has joined National League South Ebbsfleet having left Exeter at the end of the season.


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runningout added 09:14 - Jul 30
No one player has wowed anyone at our illustrious club. Not sure why contract offers are made right now
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maccyd9 added 09:15 - Jul 30
If ever a story shows what a shambles the club has become it's this. We signed him in the Championship for £1.6m. He can't be on a pittance. We got relegated, he scored 11 goals in Division 3 and despite having two years to run on his deal, we decide to offer him an wage increase......of which he has allegedly turned down. Peak Ipswich.
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martin587 added 09:17 - Jul 30
That’s very interesting.Sounds to me like his agent is busy sounding out championship clubs.If a good offer were to come in I doubt the clue would stand in his way As that’s the way the cookie crumbles these days.Only here say at the moment but personally would rather he stayed.
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BlueandTruesince82 added 09:17 - Jul 30
Sell him. There are so many good players available this year, many may even struggle to find a club. Underwhelming since he arrived and wouldn't have scored the 11 he did if Norwood wasn't taking defenders with him.

We paid too much but if we could near a mil for him then flog him. Absolutely replaceable.
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Dissboyitfc added 09:23 - Jul 30
Again we are offering improved contracts where they arent deserved! Whats he done? he has been disappointing, not the great pace he claims to be and from what i have seen not a great decision maker!

He along with many others needs to pull there fingers out!
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Wallingford_Boy added 09:27 - Jul 30
Definitely cash in if someone is willing to pay for his efforts. Started the season ok, but there is far better out there that can actually score goals as well as just run around fast.
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Len_Brennan added 09:37 - Jul 30
11 goals in Division 1, playing all season as a striker, 2 of which were against the Bolton kids, is not a great return, especially considering we were top of the league for a lot of it. Let him off. If it's a Championship club in for him we should be able to get back the crazy fee we paid for him.
I see Bristol Rovers signed a striker yesterday, that surely increases the chances of a Clarke-Harris exit. If we paid them £850k for Harrison a couple of years ago, we can surely justify £700k for him.
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martin587 added 09:40 - Jul 30
🤦🤦 I should have said “didn’t stay”
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SamWhiteUK added 09:48 - Jul 30
If he thinks he can play a level above us then let him go and fail. Sounds like he thinks he's better than he is. Can't let him hold us to ransom, if he wants to go then let him
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Eiffel78 added 10:03 - Jul 30
I'd be tempted to sell if we get a decent offer. Don't get me wrong, I like him and he's been decent for us, but he doesn't fit into Lambert's preferred formation - doesn't look comfortable as a lone striker and not really a wide man. Add in the contract situation and Lambert's public desire to bring in a new striker and the money could be more useful to us than the player.
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ArnieM added 10:03 - Jul 30
I said the other day he’d declined anew contract. A championship club is reportedly interested in him. Cheerio Kayden
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blues1 added 10:13 - Jul 30
Sam white. Did you read the whole story? Clearly says hes happy here, and with another potential 2 years of his contract to go, theres no hurry. Hd prob just wants to wait and see how things go here before deciding whether he wants to sign a new deal.
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Linkboy13 added 10:17 - Jul 30
I agree Jackson is replacable but so is nearly all of our squad . Fans have got to accept we are in div one we are not going to attract big name strikers. Strikers that score twenty goals plus a season guaranteed cost big money. If i was Jackson and got a better offer I'd be off in a shot unless he wants to play in div one all his career. Norwood and Sears upfront can't see many goals there one's always injured and the other hasn't scored since i had black and white TV.
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Bluearmy_81 added 10:25 - Jul 30
We are in league one not division one, division 3. Division 3 of 4. Irrelevant joke league linkboy and going no where fast. Still thank god we have Evans... 🤣😂
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horse added 10:36 - Jul 30
Should never have got Rid of Harrison
Played well For Pompey Especially Against us
at Fratton park .
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SamWhiteUK added 11:08 - Jul 30
Blues1, if he's happy here, with 2 years left, and we're trying to give him more money, why the hell would he turn it down? He's blantantly looking elsewhere
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BigAlsMate added 11:51 - Jul 30
Close the door behind you on your way out Jacko!
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TieDyedIn95 added 11:52 - Jul 30
People........ stop calling the Third Division - Division One.

The the league brand is "League One" and it represents the third division. It is not, and never will be, Division One.
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Razor added 12:02 - Jul 30
He is good but not that good----I hope we are already searching for replacements, assuming of course the money will be spent on players (should I laugh now!?)
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heathen66 added 12:05 - Jul 30
Jackson would be a big loss. Shows a lot of promise and effort for the cause. Unfortunately like Norwood has had no genuine service and has spent most of the season chasing long ball hoofs from the defence.
Stop the hoofing, get some creativity and consistent team selection so that players know what each other is doing. With this in place Jackson will get you 20+ goals a season without doubt IMO
The priority imo would be to rid the club of the deadwood and invest in a new CB.
The unfortunate fact is, that Norwood seems to be injury prone, Sears is coming back from injury however has never been prolific (31 in 177 games for Town, 64 in 360+ career) at any level.
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Pencilpete added 12:12 - Jul 30
15 Goals in 74 Games in Championship / League 1 - hope the door doesn't hit him on the way out .....
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Michael101 added 12:18 - Jul 30
If we do sell him it will be for half his value and not one penny will get spent on new players.as usual.
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CraigEdwards added 12:20 - Jul 30
Get rid now and get a fee for him. Pitman on a free or big boy Colin.
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jong75 added 12:22 - Jul 30
I personally rate Jackson. In a better footballing team i believe he would score for fun.
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Dozzells_Bobblehat added 12:22 - Jul 30
Ok. Not worried. See ya
Get a fee and buy someone younger and hungry from lower league .
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