Who Is Marlon Jackson?
Former Bristol City, Aldershot Town and Hereford United striker Marlon Jackson has signed on loan from Bury until we meet the Cods on Boxing Day, The 22-year-old, who can play anywhere across the front three, has pace, power, panache and a point to prove.
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Bristol City scouted and signed the local lad as a schoolboy where he progressed through the youth set-up to earn a three year deal. His pace and strength saw him most notably loaned to Hereford and Aldershot where his assists and skilful dribbling had fans raving that he would go far. However City did not feel he was good enough for the Championship and released him allowing Hereford to snap him up where he scored on his debut.
Marlon scored 7 goals in 12 starts and 13 substitute appearances for Hereford last season before earning a return to the Football League in the summer. Thus far he has struggled to get a look in with 6 strikers on the books despite scoring against Accrington in one of only two starts for the Shakers. So far this season the pacey bustling six-footer has been limited to a further 6 appearances from the bench.
Simmo had been after the lad in the summer but Bury pipped him to the punch. However big mate and ex-Imp Ben Futcher alerted Simmo to his availability with the manager biting his hand off and concluding the deal late last night.
|Full name||Marlon Michael Jackson
|Date of birth||6 December 1990 (age 22)|
|Place of birth||Bristol|
|Height/weight||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)/12st 7lb (79.37kg)|
|Playing position||Striker, Winger|
|Current gig in the game|
|2009||Hereford United (loan)||5||(0)|
|2009–2010||Aldershot Town (loan)||24||(1)|
|2010||Aldershot Town (loan)||9||(0)|
|2011||Northampton Town (loan)||2||(1)|
|2011||Cheltenham Town (loan)||1||(0)|
|2012||AFC Telford United (loan)||8||(1)|