TOTTENHAM midfielder Johnnie Jackson will complete his protracted loan switch to the County Ground next week.

The 20-year-old will not be available for the Worthington Cup clash with Wycombe Wanderers on Wednesday but he will come into contention for the trip to Queens Park Rangers on September 14.

Jackson, the former England Under 20 captain, trained with Town yesterday but his move will not be formalised until Thursday morning.

Although Andy King was initially furious to discover that Jackson had a three-match ban hanging over his head, he was determined not to see the deal collapse.

The Town boss travelled to White Hart Lane on Tuesday night to meet Tottenham's director of football David Pleat.

King said: "I have a personal agreement with David that the boy will join us on Thursday morning.

"We have shaken hands on the deal, put it that way.

"Jackson is training with us and the fact that he came with his dad to watch us play Stockport last week tells me something about the boy's desire.

"I think he will improve our squad. He is not the explosive impact type of player, I think he's in the mould of a Kevin Sheedy-type."

But King's immediate priority is preparing his team for the visit of Port Vale tomorrow.

It is a bitter-sweet build-up for King, particularly on the Australian front.

He said: "Gareth Edds is coming back all excited, having played for the Australian Under 23s in Germany.

"He phoned me to tell me how much he's enjoyed it and I'm really pleased for him.

"He has done very, very well for this football club. He came in and demonstrated to me that he wanted to play. He has shown quality and his reward is a one-year contract."

The downer on the Down Under front is the fitness of Danny Invincible.

The Australian has been diagnosed with bone bruising on his heel and looks likely to be out of contention for a couple of weeks.

Matt Hewlett trained with the first team squad yesterday as he continued his comeback from damaged knee ligaments.

However, the midfielder is not expected to feature in the squad to face Vale.

All the indications are that the players who were desperately unlucky to lose against Stockport will be given the chance to put matters right against Brian Horton's side.

The only addition to the squad is likely to be Darren Dykes.

King said: "He scored a good goal for the reserves at Peterborough and could come into my thoughts."

Tickets are now on sale for Town's trip to Queens Park Rangers. Prices are as follows: £16 (adults) and £8 (students and senior citizens).