Aberdeen sign former Dundee goalkeeper Sam Jackson

Aberdeen goalkeeper Sam Jackson. Picture: AFC Media.
Aberdeen goalkeeper Sam Jackson. Picture: AFC Media.

Aberdeen have signed goalkeeper Sam Jackson on a one-year deal.

The 19-year-old, who is from London and previously played for Millwall, was released by Dundee at the end of last season.

He said: “I felt I did quite well at Dundee, they were happy with my progress and I was hopeful of getting another contract, but as everyone knows they have been relegated and that has led to them having to adjust their finances and get rid of a lot of the reserve team.

“So it was not just me which was a shame.

“I did like it there, but everything has worked out of me and now I am at Aberdeen.

“It was a tough year. There is no point in denying that. It was very frustrating to see. I was involved at times with the first team, I went to Portugal when I first joined, and I was also doing the warm up every week with the first team keepers and then playing for the reserves midweek.

“Being in and around the first team, I was friendly with all the players and they were a good bunch, every single one of them, so the relegation hits you hard.

“The boys who were there have been through a lot, losing ten games in a row, it is not pleasant for any player.”