Gills want Jackson stay
Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler says he is determined to keep hold of striker Simeon Jackson.
Last Updated: 11/06/10 3:59pm
Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler says he is determined to keep hold of in-demand striker Simeon Jackson.
The 23-year-old netted 14 goals for the Gills last season but it was not enough to stop them from being relegated from League One.
Now in the fourth tier of English football, the club face a stiff task in fending off repeated interest in his signature.
Jackson still has one year remaining on his contract and Hessenthaler admits he would rather keep him for another campaign and risk losing him on a free transfer than let him go now.
"I think there have been a couple of cheeky ones (offers). I don't really know, the chairman is dealing with that," he told the Kent Messenger.
"I want him to stay and I've told Simeon and his agent that but everyone has their price.
"We don't want to lose him on the cheap. But it's out of my hands really. If the right offer comes along for Simeon and it's right for both parties, then we'll probably lose him."
Hessenthaler confirmed his interest in defender Matt Fish who plays for his former club Dover.
He added: "Fish does interest me. He has been away on holiday and hasn't committed himself to anywhere at the moment."