Reports: Interest in Jackson grows as new deal at Town stalls

Championship clubs are waiting in the wings as Town striker Kayden Jackson’s contract renewal stalls with the club.

That is according to the EADT, who understands the striker has failed to agree new terms with the club and teams higher up the football ladder eyeing up the Town striker.

Jackson signed from Accrington Stanley in the summer of 2018 from Accrington Stanley for a reported fee of £1.6m, struggled in his debut season for Town, only netting on four occasions after making the jump from League Two to the Championship.

However, this year has been an entirely different story. The 26-year-old has featured in more games than any other Town player, scoring an unbeaten 11 goals while registering seven assists. In fact, every time Jackson has scored a league goal has resulted in three points for the Blues.

Peterborough United 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 Peterborough’s League One status all but confirmed for next season.  

Jackson, who’s currently deal is set to expire next summer with the option to extend that until the summer of 2022, is a key player for Paul Lambert’s side and one who we should not be considering selling.

The way Town play, the constant pressing and pace of the forward gives us so many options. The opposition have to sit deep, scared of getting in a leg race with Jackson, which should theoretically open up the pitch for our more creative players to take centre stage.

Jackson’s importance is probably a little undervalued, particularly with the focus being on the superb youngsters Flynn Downes and Luke Woolfenden but losing Jackson would be a just as big of a blow.

Sign him up, Marcus!

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