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Transfer Gossip: BWFC Linked with Charlton Captain


Laurence Griffiths

British rag 'The Sun' has today linked Wanderers with a move for Charlton Athletic captain Johnnie Jackson in the summer when he will be a free agent.

Jackson is a left-footed midfielder who has put in the hard miles over a career which began at Tottenham Hotspur in 1999, taking in loans to no fewer than six teams including Swindon, Colchester, Coventry, Watford, Derby and finally Charlton.

Jackson joined Charlton permanently in July 2010 and was named the League One Player of the Month for November that year. He was appointed club captain for the 2011-12 season. In the same season Jackson scored scored 13 goals from left-midfield, two coming from free kicks in crucial 1-0 wins against both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United as he led Charlton to the League One title. On 29 June 2012, Jackson signed a two-year contract extension.

Jackson continued his scoring record in the Championship, with a further 12 goals as Charlton finished in a secure ninth place.

It has been reported that Wanderers face competition from Leeds for Jackson's signature. It is not known at present whether Alan Nixon has confirmed or denied the speculation. The story came from the Sun, however, so it's probably bollocks. Don't buy it.