The Yeovil Town Official Website was reporting that the Daggers have signed striker Kirk Jackson on loan and this has now been confirmed by the Daggers official site in a statement which reads:|
"Dagenham & Redbridge have signed Kirk Jackson from Yeovil Town on a months loan with a view to signing him on a permanent basis. Kirks strike rate was phenomenal last season and he scored a hat-trick in the Glovers 4-0 victory at Victoria Road in April. This season his strike rate isnít so well and heíll be trying to rekindle his goal touch.
Kirk will go straight into the side for Saturdays game with Exeter City and will wear squad number 17."
The Yeovil Site states "Gary Johnson has allowed Kirk Jackson to join Dagenham and Redbridge on loan for a month in an attempt to rekindle the striker's goal touch."
The statement continues "Commenting on the move Gary said 'Kirk has lost a bit of his goal magic and we felt with Dagenham going well at the moment it would be a good time for him to go there for a month's loan.'"
Jackson was the final piece in the Glovers team that ran away with the conference title last season. Signed from Stevenage Borough in November he scored 18 league goals in the closing stages of the title race. Added to the 6 he got for
Stevenage before the move he was one short of the golden boot last season.
This season he has scored five goals in 28 first team appearances for Yeovil.
As Kirk has been plying his trade in the Football League this season, he will
be eligible to play in the Daggers' remaining matches in the FA Trophy, giving
them more striking options.
The likely outcome of this signing though is that one of the Daggers current
crop of players will make way for Kirk should his stay at The Glyn Hopkin
Stadium become a long-term one. Whether this would be Leon Braithwaite or
Steve Watts is debatable but the biggest concern here for manager, Garry Hill,
has to be the sheer number of forwards who have been unsuccessfully tried this
DiggerDagger.com would like to welcome Kirk to the Daggers and wish him every
success in finding his Conference striking boots once again.
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Kirk Jackson scores at Victoria Road in 2002/2003