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Born: 28 November 1935
Came from: Birmingham City Went to: Weymouth Town
First game: 19 March 1960 Last game: 30 November 1963
Appearances: 74 (74/0) Goals: 27
Jackson began his career with junior side Shettleston in his native Glasgow. He moved to Birmingham City for a fee of £2,000 in 1958, and made his debut in November of that year. Despite then scoring six goals in his next five appearances he lost his place and a little over a year later moved on to Argyle, having not played again for the Midlands club. Jackson spent just over four years at Home Park, mainly playing as a centre-forward or inside-right. He made regular appearances for the first team, without ever making the position his own, despite a fair goalscoring record. A broken leg in January 1963 ended his penultimate season as a Pilgrim, and although he made his comeback the following August, he could not match his earlier form. After leaving Argyle he played for Weymouth Town for six seasons.
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From David Jackson in Torquay, Devon on 27/12/2019 ...
Alex Jackson is my father and I have always been proud of his playing career, particularly as it was in the era of maximum wage.
For your records you should also note that he held (to my knowledge) at least three caps for Scotland at U19.
Keep up the good work.
From John Pickford in Sainghin-en-Mélantois, France on 31/12/2019 ...
Hello David. I remember so well the cup tie against West Brom in which your dad broke his leg and the preparations for that match, some of which took place on a pitch in the barracks at HMS Drake. These were innocent and safe times when no-one thought twice about letting a few fans on to HM property to watch Argyle train! I remember your dad scoring in the practice match with a cheeky header from outside the box and then turning with a rather embarrassed smile to try to persuade us that he could do that sort of thing whenever he wanted! I got his autograph at the end of the session! ... More
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