Simeon Jackson: Kilmarnock sign striker until January
Simeon Jackson's Scottish Premiership experience makes him the ideal signing to boost Kilmarnock's faltering frontline, says manager Angelo Alessio.
The striker has moved to Rugby Park until January after six goals in 32 appearances for St Mirren last season.
Canada international Jackson eases the burden on Eamonn Brophy, with fellow forward Osman Sow out injured for a further month.
"We needed another striker after Sow's injury," Alessio said.
"He can help our team. He trained with us for a week and then signed his contract."
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Kilmarnock have struggled for goals this season, netting six times in their first eight league games while Brophy has just two in 11 appearances.
Jackson, who also played for Gillingham and Norwich City, is available for Saturday's Premiership match with Livingston, with the sides locked on 11 points.
"He has similar quality and skill to Brophy," Alessio added. "He has a lot of experience in the Premiership and it's important to have him here, and I have another alternative to Brophy.
"I hope he scores a lot of goals here, but at the moment it's just important to have another striker."