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"The club has an environment which breeds success. As soon as I came down, I wanted to sign here." - Coventry City's Simeon Jackson

18 August 2014

The Canadian international striker has also admitted he has been impressed with the levels of quality in the squad...

Coventry City striker Simeon Jackson has revealed the environment at the club convinced him to sign a one-year deal with the Sky Blues.

The 27-year old agreed the join the Sky Blues after his contract with Championship side Millwall expired at the end of the 2013/14 season.

The former Norwich City forward joined training at the club today after he had a meeting with the first-team manager Steven Pressley on Friday.

In an exclusive interview with Sky Blues Player, Jackson admitted he's seen the same qualities at City which he saw at Norwich City when they gained two successive promotions from League One and the Championship to the Premier League.

The Canadian international said: "When I met the manager here and listened to what the project here is, I knew I wanted to sign here.

"It just clicked for me. The environment is crucial at any football club and the environment here is one which will breed success.

"I trained with the squad today and to experience the tempo and the standards the club demands is what will bring success to the club.

"I experienced the same with Norwich City. The environment and the team spirit will breed success. I signed here because I believe these are the qualities at this football club."

The Sky Blues have already signed three strikers this summer; Marcus Tudgay, Shaun Miller and Josh McQuoid which means Jackson will face competition for places.

The former Gillingham man says he is ready for the competition at the club and added that he has been impressed at the quality in the squad.

He added: "It is good to come to a club which has competition for places as it isn't about the player but the squad.

"You need numbers to get through a season but I will be looking to play as many games as possible. I want to get regular first-team football again.

"The win over Sheffield United showed the quality the club has and I'm sure there is plenty more to come. 

"I can't really explain to you the feeling I've got from being around this club and in training today. I can't wait to get started." 

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