Canadian Exports: CanMNT striker Simeon Jackson returns to England, joins Championship's Millwall
Simeon Jackson is headed back to where most of his career highlights have come: England.
Millwall announced the 26-year-old striker will officially join the club on Monday, pending international clearance, after being released from his two-year contract at Eintracht Braunschweig. Jackson had spent his entire pro career in England until last summer, when he moved to the German club, but made just nine appearances prior to his release.
Jackson saw a meteoric rise up the ranks in England, going from non-league Rushden & Diamonds in 2008 to scoring for Norwich City in the Premier League just three years later. Along the way, he twice scored goals that clinched promotion for his club (for Gillingham in 2009 and for Norwich City in 2011).
He won’t be the only Canadian at the Den. Marc Bircham – formerly the head coach of Queens Park Rangers’ U-21 side, a squad that currently includes young Canadians Michael Petrasso and Dylan Carreiro – joined Millwall’s coaching staff in January.
Jackson has scored six goals in 38 appearances for Canada since 2009. Millwall currently sit 21st in the 24-team Championship, just two points clear of the relegation zone.