Exclusive: Ex-Norwich striker on Millwall's summer wish-list

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NEW Millwall boss Steve Lomas is eyeing a summer swoop for striker Simeon Jackson following his release from Norwich City.

Canadian international Jackson headed a ten-man list of players let go by the Premier League club in May and Lomas has admitted he would love to sign him on a free transfer.

Jackson had increasingly become a fringe player at Carrow Road following the Canaries' promotion to the top flight and left the club having scored 17 goals in 73 appearances.

Lomas said: "He's the right type for us – he's quick and he can score goals. But I will be one of about ten managers that wants Simeon Jackson because he's done very well at Norwich. Some people were a little surprised that they let him go.

"I like the boy. I think he's got something about him and we want hungry players. I like him because he plays like he's hungry and, when you get that, it's a nice little combination."

Lomas has also confirmed that he is monitoring FC Sion's Kyle Lafferty, who was tipped as a potential target last week, and Newcastle United midfielder Mehdi Abeid.

Attacking reinforcements are high on the Lions' wish-list this summer but Lomas says he wants to give the existing players at the club a chance to impress.

"We'll certainly be looking at strengthening up front," he said. "But I don't want to be rushed into anything because the current squad deserve a fair crack of the whip.

"We've got two up there at the moment, in Andy Keogh and Jermaine Easter, and I'm keen to have a look at the two younger lads, John Marquis and Aiden O'Brien as well.

"We're looking to bring in the right type as well as the right player. When people come into the group, they need to buy into what Millwall is all about."

Lomas will hold his first press conference as Millwall manager on Monday after returning from holiday in Portugal – but the 39-year-old has not had much of a break as he casts his net far and wide in search of potential signings.

"We need three or four fresh faces and I'm constantly looking at that," he said. "I'm touching base with a lot of agents at the moment – things will probably start kicking off the end of next week when players come back from their holidays. I'm not ruling anything out at the moment. I've been on the phone a lot this week."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

47 thoughts on “Exclusive: Ex-Norwich striker on Millwall's summer wish-list

  • June 13, 2013 at 09:11
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    Don't tell Leicester.

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  • June 13, 2013 at 09:22
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    Sssssshhhhhh!!!! Don't keep telling everyone our plans, you know Leicester will get in there first!!!

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