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Norwich striker Simeon Jackson to join Reading?

Reading boss Brian McDermott is planning on using the new riches available to him to try and convince Norwich striker Simeon Jackson to join the Championship promotional hopefuls.

The Royals are currently in the midst of a takeover by Thames Sports Investment, a group led by Russian tycoon Anton Zingarevich. The new man in charge reportedly comes with a big bank balance and is keen to give McDermott funds in order to help push the club into the Premier League this season.

McDermott, who is more used to selling players rather than buying, has earmarked a striker as his first port of call in the transfer market and could be about to bid £1.5m for the out of favour Norwich striker.

The Jamaican-born striker has found his opportunities limited this season at Carrow Road behind Steve Morison and Grant Holt, scoring only two goals in the process.

Jackson, 24, started his career in the lower leagues with Rushden & Diamonds, where he scored 40 goals in 88 games which triggered a move to Gillingham. He continued to be one of the most prolific marksmen in the Football League there, attracting the attention of plenty of Premier League scouts before moving to Norwich, who were in the Championship at the time, in July 2010.

He helped the Canaries to gain promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking and became a huge hit with the fans for his ability to score crucial goals at crucial times, including the winning goal in their Championship-promotion securing 1-0 win over Portsmouth.

He is reportedly open to the idea of a move somewhere where he can be the first name on the team sheet and Reading would certainly be an option to him

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