IPSWICH Town are understood to have won the race for Stanley striker Kayden Jackson.

The Championship side have been tracking the Reds frontman for most of the summer and saw a bid rejected earlier in the window.

But Paul Hurst’s men, who have already signed Janoi Donacien from John Coleman’s side for £750,000 this summer, are believed to have agreed a deal worth more than £1.5m with the Reds for the 24-year-old, with the move set to be announced this morning.

That figure could rise with add-ons while Stanley are also understood to have included a sell-on in the deal.

Barnsley will be due 30 per cent of the transfer after the Tykes inserted a sell-on clause into the move which took Jackson across the Pennines last summer for an undisclosed fee, believed to have been nominal.

The Tractor Boys have fought off competition from Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers as well as League One outfit Peterborough United.

Jackson played for the Reds in their opening League One game of the season, a 2-0 defeat to Gillingham, which was his first appearance in the third tier.

He made 49 appearances for Stanley last season, scoring 16 goals to help fire John Coleman’s side to the League Two title.