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Transfer news – Jackson joins Norwich to fuel forward firepower

| 19.07.2010

Norwich have signalled their intent ahead of the forthcoming Championship season with the signing of Gillingham striker Simeon Jackson.

Jackson, who has signed for an undisclosed fee, joins a Norwich attack which already boasts the free-scoring likes of Chris Martin and Grant Holt, who notched 41 league goals between them last season.

Fresh from clinching the League One title last term, Norwich are 9/2 to claim a second successive promotion this season.

And with a squad packed with such goalscoring potency – Jackson netted 39 league goals during the last two seasons – Paul Lambert’s charges will be a threat to their Championship rivals.

Fans of The Wire may be surprised to hear that Scunthorpe have signed Jim McNulty, though the player in question is a 25-year-old defender, rather than a Baltimore detective.

McNulty, who joins from Brighton, is the fifth signing of the summer for Scunthorpe, who are 33/1 to gain promotion to the Premier League this season.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Portsmouth have signed defender Ibrahima Sonko on a season-long loan deal from Stoke.

The 29-year-old centre-back has had spells at Brentford and Reading, and will be an asset to a Pompey side who are 16/1 to return to the Premier League as champions.

In League Two, meanwhile, Lincoln have completed the signing of veteran defender Jamie Clapham, who joins on a free transfer following his release from Notts County.

Clapham, who has played for Ipswich, Birmingham and Leeds, was born in Lincoln, and his hometown club are 25/1 to win the League Two title.

Who will reach the promised land this season? Ipswich are 16/1 to win the Championship title. See the full Championship market.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.