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STRIKER Simeon Jackson joined the Canaries on July 15, 2010 for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract, with the Club having a further one-year option.
The Canadian international had become one of the most sought-after players outside the top two divisions after topping the goalscoring charts at the Priestfield Stadium during the two previous seasons.
And it proved to be a first season to remember for Jackson at Carrow Road as he fired home the winning goal against Portsmouth to secure promotion to the Barclays Premier League. Jackson hit form at just the right time, scoring nine goals in the Canaries last nine games, including two memorable hat-tricks against Scunthorpe United and Derby County to help fire City into the top flight.
His form was rewarded with a place in Canada's squad for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad where he notched another three caps for his country.
Recruited by Gillingham from non-league Rushden & Diamonds, Jackson hit 21 goals in all competitions in 2008-09 as the Kent club won promotion from League Two via the play-offs. Jackson was very much the hero of the Gills' play-off success - he scored both goals in a 2-1 semi-final victory over Rochdale and then proceeded to score the only goal of the game at Wembley as the Gills sealed their elevation to League One at the expense of Grant Holt's Shrewsbury Town.
Despite Gillingham's swift return to League Two, Jackson still notched 16 league goals in 2009-10 as the club battled to maintain League One status. He also scored his first international goal as Canada triumphed 1-0 away to Cyprus in an international friendly fixture.
Jackson featured 26 times for City in all competitions last season, with his first Barclays Premier League goal coming in a 2-2 draw with Wolves at Molineux in December - meaning the striker has scored in all of England's top five divisions.