Experienced striker Marlon Jackson signs for Yate Town

Darren Mullings has secured the services of 33-year-old Marlon Jackson who played for Weston-super-Mare last season. The much-travelled 6ft 2 in striker started his career at Bristol City in 2009 and made five appearances for the Robins over the next 3 years whilst being sent on loan to five clubs – Hereford, Aldershot, Northampton, Cheltenham and Telford before being released Bristol City.

He then signed for Hereford United scoring 9 goals in 25 appearances before appearing for a number of clubs during the next few years – Bury, Halifax, Lincoln, Oxford City and Tranmere Rovers – on one year or short-term deals before spending 2 seasons at Newport County from 2016. He returned to Hereford United for a short time before signing for Weston-super-Mare in season 2018/19 scoring 9 goals in 24 appearances. He then signed for Gloucester City, had a brief spell at Chippenham before a second spell at Weston, signing for the seaside club in November 2021 and during his time there, he was a regular goal scorer netting on average one goal in every other game.

On signing Marlon said, ”I am excited to be back playing football closer to home. After seeing how strong the end of last season was for the team, I am really looking forward to being part of such an exciting project the manager and the club are developing. Hoping for a very successful season.”

As Darren Mullings continued to put his squad together, he was pleased to say, “Marlon is a fantastic signing for us. He is someone I know very well and I am sure that his experience, drive and professionalism will be invaluable to this group. He is a forward that can lead the line and possesses the qualities and attributes in front of goal that we are looking for.”