Jackson: I’m concentrating on the football
Kayden Jackson is concentrating on the football rather than contract talks and transfer speculation which is currently surrounding him.
It is understood that Jackson turned down a new deal with Town, with Championship club Coventry City understood to be monitoring the situation regarding the 26-year-old.
Another club who we know are interested in Jackson is Peterborough United. The Posh were previously linked with pacey striker in January and could renew their interest with top goalscorer Ivan Toney certain to move on this summer, with Alan Nixon confirming The Posh are still interested in Jackson.
Despite the former Accrington man turning down a new deal, there is no rush to sell last season’s joint top scorer as Town hold an option to extend his deal beyond next summer until 2022.
“At the end of the day, I’m an Ipswich player and I’ve got a contract here for potentially another two years,” Jackson told iFollow Ipswich.
“For me, it’s all about concentrating on the football and the season ahead.
“Whatever is going on is separate to everything. I don’t really deal too much on that side, it’s down to the agent. Last season was a massive disappointment for all of us. I’m just looking to improve on what I did and hopefully we can get the end result that we want.”
Jackson featured in more games than any other Town player, scoring an unbeaten 11 goals while registering seven assists, a record he hopes to improve on in the upcoming season.
“The goals and assists that I contributed to; a lot of people would be happy with that with it ending early,” he continued.
“I always think that I can improve. I feel like I should’ve had more goals, I should’ve had more assists. Obviously, that would’ve helped the team finish higher in the league.
“Regardless of the early finish, on the back of the disappointment we would’ve had that hunger. Maybe for some people it’s good to calm down the frustration we had but for me it’s just about getting back into it, whether that’s pre-season games or when the season starts.”
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