‘Thought he would be a mainstay for years’ – Supporters react after Imps snare 26-year-old

Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Hibernian v Newcastle United - Easter Road, Edinburgh, Britain - July 30, 2019 Newcastle United's Joelinton in action with Hibernian's Adam Jackson Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

Hibernian fans have been having their say in the wake of Adam Jackson’s transfer to Lincoln City.

It might seem like old news now, such is the speed with which social media moves pre-season on these days. However, Jackson has officially been an Imp for less than 48 hours and Hibs fans have had plenty to say about it.

To recap, the 26-year-old represented England from under 16 to under 19 level, playing 24 times in total and scoring twice, all whilst on the books of Middlesbrough. He spent time out on loan at Halifax Town, Coventry City and Hartlepool Utd but he left for Barnsley in 2016 without making a top team appearance at the Riverside. He regularly turned out for Hartlepool in League Two in 2015/16, making 33 appearances and scoring three goals. A pattern is emerging here; he likes to get forward on occasion.

To read the full welcome article on Jackson, click here

He was used sparingly under Heckingbottom in the Championship, making 33 outings in total across two seasons. They were relegated in 2018, but bounced back a year later, with Jackson again used sparingly. However, Daniel Stendel wanted to keep him at the club, but instead of penning a new deal, he moved north of the border to play for Hibs. That move saw him make 22 appearances, taking his senior total to 102, with eight goals.

He might have been in and out of the Hibs side, but it seems he was firmly in their hearts, at least those on the Easter Road terrace. They’ve been reacting to the move on Twitter over the last couple of days and, to give you an idea of the regard in which he is held, I’ve picked the best for you here.