Grimsby Town Football Club are pleased to announce the loan signing of forward, Simeon Jackson on loan from Walsall until the end of the season.
Born in Jamaica, the 30-year-old striker made the move to Canada at an early age before eventually making to the move to London at the age of 15.
Jackson began his professional football career at Rushden & Diamonds in 2004, scoring over 40 goals in 93 appearances for the club over 3 and a half seasons, before making the move to Gillingham in January 2008.
Jackson continued his goal scoring form for the club, finding the back of the net on 42 occasions in 115 appearances, including a 90th minute winner at Wembley to secure a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town , seeing The Gills return to League One.
In the summer of 2010, his goalscoring form attracted the interest of Championship side, Norwich City who secured his services going on to make a total of 85 appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals. Most notably, Jackson scored a late winner against Portsmouth which saw The Canaries promoted to the Premier League in 2011.
Following his release from Norwich City at the end of his contract, Jackson made the move to German Bundesliga side, Eintracht Braunschweig in the summer of 2013. 7 months later, Jackson made the move back to England, signing for Championship side, Millwall. He then went on to represent Coventry City, Barnsley and Blackburn Rovers before joining current club, Walsall in the summer of 2016.
Jackson also has significant International experience representing Canada, making a total of 49 appearances, scoring 6 goals. At the start of his International career in 2009, Jackson helped Canada reach the Quarter Finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, eventually being named Canadian Footballer of the Year in the same year. Jackson was also nominated for the award in 2011, finishing in second place.
Simeon will meet up with his new team mates this week and will be eligible for selection for Saturday's home fixture vs. Cheltenham Town.