Transfer News: Sven's County Swoop For U`s Jackson
Notts County, overseen by former England and Manchester City manager, Sven Goran Eriksson, have swooped to sign have swooped to sign U`s midfielder, Johnnie Jackson, on a free transfer.
Director of Football Sven has had a questionable involvement as a relativity free-rein of spending since the arrival of new owners in June sees them "using a sledgehammer to crack a nut," in League Two, according to BBC Essex Sport producer, Glenn Speller.
Jackson joins the list of new names, such as former Oldham striker Lee Hughes and Manchester City stopper, Kasper Schmeichel, swapping shirts for first-team football, plus presumably some Arabian-acquired billions.
Jackson was released from his Colchester contract, having agreed terms with County on Friday, following a high-profile dispute over the position he should play his season under boss, Paul Lambert.
The Scot claimed he wanted the former U`s Player of The Year to remain in Essex but still played him as a reserve in pre-season against lowly Clacton FC.
Although plenty of talk amongst U`s fans will centre on A) why he was dropped B) how much money he is now on and C) just how many goals he can grab at a lower level, the fact remains that Jackson was loyal to Colchester United, versatile on the pitch, and also had an eye for finishing.
Jackson, who was originally signed on loan as a left-back by ex-boss Phil Parkinson, was frozen out this season by Lambert and has left in search of first-team football.
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