Jackson focused on Gills
Gillingham striker Simeon Jackson is fully focused on helping the club gain promotion this season.
By By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 12/02/09 4:09pm
Gillingham striker Simeon Jackson is fully focussed on helping the club gain promotion this season, despite speculation linking him with a summer move away from the Kent-based side.
Jackson has played a big part in the Gills' success this season and caught the eye during their FA Cup third round defeat to Premier League outfit Aston Villa, when he turned a defender before unleashing an unstoppable drive into the top corner.
Despite reported interest in the pacey frontman, who joined the Gills from Rushden & Diamonds for just £150,000 in January 2008, Jackson has said his future is not a concern for him at the moment and that he is concentrating on the task of achieving promotion this season at Gillingham.
"The summer is a long way away from now and there are some big games coming up for us, so I'm just going to get my head down and concentrate on the task ahead," Jackson told skysports.com.
"The league is extremely tight and there are some big games coming up, so if we can carry on the form we have been in recently there is no reason why we can't get into the top three."
The Jamaica-born forward was recently given his first call-up on to the international stage, as Canada gave him the chance to shine on the world stage, but he was unable to earn his first cap last time out and cannot wait to get the nod from international boss Dale Mitchell.
"Every player wants to perform on the international stage and I am no different, so it was great to get the call up in November, even if I didn't get the chance to feature.
"The experience was good and I'd love to get my first cap on the board whenever I can."