Millwall sweat on Jackson clearance ahead of Burnley trip

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RED tape could delay Simeon Jackson's Millwall debut.

Jackson signed a short-term contract with the Lions on Saturday after being released by German club Eintracht Braunschweig.

But the deal is yet to receive international clearance, and it was unclear last night whether the 26-year-old would be eligible to face Burnley this weekend.



Boss Ian Holloway said: "I don't know whether it's a formality, but we're trying very hard to get it."

Meanwhile, Holloway insists he is not concerned that Jackson has only penned a deal at The Den until the end of the season.

"I'm not worried about it," he said. "That was the deal agreed between me and him.



"I couldn't have got him to sign for any longer than that, because he doesn't know which division the club is going to be in next year.

"I'm delighted to have him because I can assure you every other Championship club would have taken him – possibly even Premier League clubs as well.

"I'm lucky because he likes my first team coach Marc Bircham. Sometimes it comes down to your contacts. Birch has coached him and worked with him for the Canadian national team – without that connection, I don't think we'd have got him.

"Simeon could hardly walk out of the building on Tuesday after training. He's looked really sharp but he isn't used to the intensity of my training sessions. He's had a winter break as well out in Germany.

"But it's nice to someone of his ilk around, and he will help to lift the doom and gloom."

Another of Holloway's new signings, midfielder Ed Upson from Yeovil Town, is expected to start at Turf Moor.

Upson's former manager, Glovers boss Gary Johnson, claimed this week that the 24-year-old was not up to "Championship standard."

But Holloway revealed: "Ed rejected a new contract at Yeovil and I would suggest the turning down of that contract caused his manager to say that.

"We take things a little personally if a player doesn't want to be with us, although personally I wouldn't criticise a former player."

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18 thoughts on “Millwall sweat on Jackson clearance ahead of Burnley trip

  • February 6, 2014 at 10:38
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    so if we stay up he stays , if we go down he goes! can't really blame the bloke tbh he is too good for league 1 football . just like most of our team out imho! let's hope this get's cleared in time for burnley as i think he could well be the difference between a win and a loss!

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  • February 6, 2014 at 10:41
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    Weird isn't it, if we were a premier league club, sign one day, get clearance and play the next, but because we are Millwall, we wait. No One Likes Us. COYL

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    • February 6, 2014 at 16:23
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      @rikkiatwall: make u right..seems odd we sign a player from yeovil and are unable to play him the next day.,as for jackson he was here only 6 months so i'll would have thought he would have british citizeoship...

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  • February 6, 2014 at 10:41
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    Did Millwall not know what was required to get him availible for Saturday, also does Ollie really think that we all think that there were loads of teams in this division and a few premier sides after him and he chose us, dream on Ian this is Millwall not a clube you chose before a permier league team, what ever you are on I have the same please.

    Lets hope this premier league player shows us what the premier league is missing when he finally gets a start.

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  • February 6, 2014 at 10:51
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    Yeh, play him if he,s that good and hang the consequences. Be a hoot if the kid chimed in for 2 or 3 goals. S*** I'd love to see that. Bet JB would treat himself to a lobster as well. Let's hurry up and get to burnley n have a decent crack at em , max points for millwall game.

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  • February 6, 2014 at 11:00
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    So we better stay up then! Lets hope that the club is working on the deal to keep him if we do. Also, Ed Upson was a stand out player for Yeovil this season, so if he isn't good enough what does that tell you about the squad he left behind.....

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  • February 6, 2014 at 11:01
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    Simeone is just the guy we need to start scoring goals for us, it obvious Morrison is either not up to it or can not be bothered. Hopefully the new striker can breath some life into our attack!maybe pair him up with Easter and see how we go. Can't blame him for not wanting a longer contract as we are hovering dangerously close to the drop. Hope is all we have now to stay up!

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  • February 6, 2014 at 11:37
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    Had a drink with a Norwich fan last night and he said Jackson is quick and works his socks off. Just the job

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  • February 6, 2014 at 12:11
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    Let's hope the clearance comes through in time our forward line needs the bite put back into it, I also hope IH gives Easter a chance alongside him. Morison has become quite stale and does not put in enough sweat for me.

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  • February 6, 2014 at 12:31
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    Now, what is going on, players who we sign on Loan can't play, ( waiting Clearence ) if that is the trend, we might as well be relegated NOW!

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  • February 6, 2014 at 14:05
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    poxy red tape on Jackson, upson cant play against Yeovil, no contract offer for forde since December,lewieham council stabbing us in the back, does any one do any work at millwall. must be on a beach somewhere.

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  • February 6, 2014 at 14:40
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    FIFA bigwigs! If it was Chelsea or one of the big boys it would of been done straight away, but when it's a small club, throw the paperwork away and don't worry about it! C**** !!!!

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    • February 6, 2014 at 16:43
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      @dpendet: you foqrgot the video evidence of the lowry incident..fA PROBABLY THrew that in the out bin...BUT when it comes to charging us they f****** wake up then

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  • February 6, 2014 at 17:49
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    First of all i gotta say 'well done Birch' we all know Jackson is a decent player, bit worried about the comment from Holloway 'lift the doom and gloom?' what the f*** is that about? i was under the impression the dressing room is in good spirits? and if it's in regards to the regen then the players better snap out of it cos in league 1 we will have even less interest from investors, meaning JB will have to fork out more of his own dough for a court case against Lewisham Counci if it comes to that, everyone should sign the petition anyway, probably wont make any difference but still be interesting to see just how many sign, 45,000 at Wembley, we'll see!,
    F*** LEWISHAM COUNCIL

    COME ON YOU LIONS

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  • February 7, 2014 at 00:19
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    Jackson will be a great addition to Millwall played with Toronto f c. a team player and liked by everyone

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  • February 7, 2014 at 10:02
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    TELL YOU WHAT !!!!! MILLWALL FC, MUST BE THE ONLY FOOTBALL CLUB,
    [ OUTSIDE THE PREMIURSHIP ] TO HAVE INTEREST FROM PLACES LIKE CANADA, AUSTRALIA,
    NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA AND TIM - BUCK - TOO.......................
    KEEP IT UP......LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL !!!!!
    " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
    STORMIN' NORMAN.....................SAYS MILLWALL IS INTERNATIONAL !!!!,

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    • February 7, 2014 at 22:23
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      lots of lions supporters in canada i brought back a dozen NOLU scarfs up the lions 3 points sat.@bermlion: @bermlion:

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