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Harriers bring in Jackman
3:31pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
HARRIERS have signed versatile Gillingham midfielder Danny Jackman.
The 30-year-old have put pen to paper on an 18-month deal after he was released by the League Two outfit today.
Jackman bolsters a Harriers midfield which has been hit hard by injuries in recent weeks.
The Worcester-born midfielder has played his entire career at Football League level and the biggest part with the Gills – with close to 200 appearances under his belt for the club he departed to join the Aggborough ranks today.
He started his career as a youth with Aston Villa before spending two years with Stockport County prior to the first of his two spells with the Gills.
A lengthy stint with Norhampton Town followed with Jackman playing close to 100 games in two seasons before returning to Priestfield Stadium where he has since spent the last three and a half campaigns.
He played 44 times in League Two last season on his way to the end-of-season gong and has turned out 14 times for the Gills in 2012-13, scoring once as the side have established themselves as one of the title favourites in the division.
Danny has turned down intense Football League competition to sign for one of his home town clubs and had offers from two sides in League Two as recently as Sunday evening.
He goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's game against AFC Telford United at Aggborough, wearing the number 16 shirt, with the likes of James Vincent and Keith Briggs struggling with injury.
Meanwhile, Harriers have been linked with Ashton United wideman Scott Hogan and York City striker Jamie Reed.
Rumours circulated on social media sites at the weekend that the Aggborough outfit had offered Hogan a deal, while press reports in Yorkshire have said Harriers made a bid for Reed.