Blackburn Rovers have today completed the signing of former Norwich City striker Simeon Jackson on a short-term deal until the end of the season, the club have confirmed.

Jackson has been training with Blackburn for the past two weeks and today signed for the club after convincing manager Paul Lambert he could be of use to the current squad.  Despite only signing a short-term contract, Lambert is believed to be giving Jackson the chance to earn a longer deal.

Jackson spent the first half of this season with Barnsley in League One, but didn’t get much of a chance at the club and left when he contract expired earlier this month.

Lambert has managed Jackson before, when the two were together at Norwich City.  Jackson scored 17 goals in 73 league appearances for Norwich, one of which being the goal that saw the side promoted to the Premier League against Portsmouth.

Jackson expressed his delight about signing for Blackburn: “It has been a good two weeks coming in and getting a feel for the club, so I’m delighted to finally put pen-to-paper now.

“Everyone has been very welcoming, it is a warm club and I’m just delighted to be here and be able to play a part of what the gaffer is doing here.
“I’m very hungry to do well. I’ve had a few ups and downs in the last few years, so I’m definitely looking forward to this opportunity. It is a great club, a great set of lads and a great manager. I think the timing has worked out well, so I’m really looking forward to it.”
Jackson is Blackburn’s second signing this month, after they signed another former Norwich player, Elliot Bennett, last week.  The club are also understood to be trying to sign a centre back for the weekend after Shane Duffy was ruled out and Matt Kilgallon became a doubt for the game against Brighton.
The signing of Jackson is believed to have had no effect on the club’s efforts to sign Sunderland striker Danny Graham.


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