Football: Jackson rejects China

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DARREN JACKSON, the Celtic forward, has turned down the chance to play in China, because he does not like the food.

Jackson, who was recently on loan at Coventry where he played three games as a substitute, was offered a transfer to the Chinese team, Dalian Wanda. However, the 32-year-old, who played twice for Scotland in last summer's World Cup, decided to return to Glasgow after a trial.

"I went out there on a conditional contract and the Chinese were fantastic and treated me very well. But I am not the best of eaters at the best of times and the food wasn't what I am used to," Jackson said.

"I felt I wasn't eating properly and I wasn't myself. I wanted to come back after a day but I felt I had to give it a go and I lasted eight days. But it wasn't for me and I came back."