NEW signing Kayden Jackson admitted his decision to join Ipswich Town was a "no-brainer" - and admits he is looking forward to being reunited with Blues manager Paul Hurst.

The pair were together at Grimsby Town when the striker was on loan at Blundell Park in 2016/17.

The 24-year-old went on to play for Accrington Stanley and last season scored 16 goals for the League Two champions.

Now he cannot wait to get started at Portman Road, beginning with Saturday's Championship trip to Rotherham United.

“There were a few offers from other clubs but once I knew Ipswich wanted me, that was it," he told the Town website.

"I just wanted it to happen.

“I enjoyed working with the gaffer and Doigy (Chris Doig, assistant manager) at Grimsby.

"To have the chance to work with them again was a no-brainer for me.

“It's not been an easy few weeks with all the speculation going on but I took it as a confidence-booster that other clubs wanted me.

“I just concentrated on what I could control and just hoped it would get done and now it is, I’m delighted. It’s unbelievable.

“I’ve always wanted to play at the highest level possible and I’ve got the chance now to play in the Championship with Ipswich.

"I’ve got to take it with both hands.”

The deal is thought to be worth an initial £1.6m and could rise to around £2m.

Jackson has penned a three-year contract, with Ipswich also having the option to extend that by a further year, and he will wear the number nine shirt left vacated by Martyn Waghorn.

He becomes the ninth signing made by Town boss Hurst, following on from Jon Nolan and Toto Nsiala (Shrewsbury, £2m double deal), Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers, £750,000), Gwion Edwards (Peterborough, £700,000), Janoi Donacien (Accrington, loan with view to £750,000), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea, loan), Tayo Edun (Fulham, loan) and Jordan Roberts (Crawley, free).