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An England U-20 international, Jackson joined Swindon on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, in September 2002, shortly after another loanee, the popular Jimmy Davis, succumbed to an ankle injury. Jackson joined the Town when they were on the crest of a slump - his first match being a 2-0 defeat at Q.P.R., his second being another defeat by the same scoreline at Cheltenham - a match that involved some ugly scenes of arguments between fans and players. After six successive league defeats, Jackson helped the Town to a win in their next game, when he scored a free-kick in a 2-0 home win over Northampton.
Without ever being spectacular, Jackson featured in a total of 17 games over his loan period, scoring twice, the other goal coming in a 6-1 demolition of Southend in the LDV Vans Trophy - a result that ultimately saved Andy King's job. After returning to White Hart Lane, Jackson featured in the Tottenham first team for a period, but after several changes of management, found himself out on further loan periods with Championship clubs.
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