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Jackson signs new deal and joins Livingston on loan

Defender heads to Scottish Championship team for season.

By BHAFC • 08 July 2024

By James Boardman
Ben Jackson joined Albion in 2020.

Ben Jackson has signed a contract extension and will immediately head out on loan to Scottish Championship side Livingston for the 2024/25 season.

The 20-year-old defender’s new deal runs until June 2025, with a club option for a further year. 

Men’s under-21 head coach Shannon Ruth said, “We were pleased with Ben’s progress last season. He is a player who has some strong attributes and is the type of centre back we like to have here in the academy. 

“Now he has an excellent opportunity to take that step into a men’s first team environment. Gordon Greer’s department will keep a close eye on his development over the course of the season.”

Ben joined us from Watford in 2020, becoming a part of our under-18s, before making the step up to the under-21s during the 2022/23 season.