Town confirm Jackson bid rejected

Paul Lambert has confirmed that Town rejected a bid from Bournemouth for Kayden Jackson.

Reports circulated on Tuesday, prior to Town’s EFL Trophy game against Arsenal U21s, about Bournemouth’s rejected bid for the Town striker.

Lambert has now confirmed that the bid, understood to be nearer the £1m than £2m which was also being reported, has been rejected, with the recently relegated Premier League side short on Evans’ valuation of the former Accrington forward.

“I found out after the game on Tuesday [against Arsenal U21s] that Bournemouth put a bid in for Kayden,” Lambert told the official site.

“I don’t think it was up to Marcus’ valuation. How that might transpire, I don’t know, that’s up to Bournemouth and what they want to do.

“I spoke to Kayden the other day and he was really good. No issues at all. He’s got a little injury at the minute but he was really professional about it.”

Another player who has been subject of bids elsewhere is midfielder Flynn Downes. The 21-year-old was given last weekend off to clear his head, after handing in a transfer request following a failed bid from Crystal Palace.

Speaking to the media this morning, Lambert confirmed that although Downes is back training with the squad, he is unlikely to be starting against Wigan on Sunday.

“Flynn has a fight on his hands to get back in with the other three (Andre Dozzell, Teddy Bishop and Jon Nolan) playing so well and then Cole Skuse, Emyr (Huws) and (Alan) Judge as well.” Lambert said to the EADT on Friday morning.

“There’s a lot of competition now in that area and it’s probably the strongest position we’ve got.”

One player who will definitely be out is full-back Kane Vincent-Young. Lambert will not rush the former Colchester man back from an achilles injury which has seen him miss the last few weeks of action.

Lambert is hopeful that KVY can be part of training next week and therefore could be in contention for Town’s trip to Rochdale next Saturday.

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