SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Supermarine boss keen on Jackson stay
SWINDON Supermarine boss Dave Webb is keen on extending Kayden Jackson’s stay at the Webb’s Wood Stadium but knows the youngster’s next move is up to parent club Swindon Town.
Striker Jackson joined Marine on a month-long loan deal on Friday and has made an explosive impact in his first two games for the Southern League Division One South & West side.
The 19-year-old scored with his first touch in the 1-1 draw at Paulton on Saturday and set up two goals in Marine’s 3-2 win over Cirencester on Monday.
Webb is waiting on whether Swindon Town will take the same approach as they did with last year’s Win a Pro Contract winner, Chris Smith, who only spent four weeks at the Webb’s Wood.
“I suppose in a few weeks they (Town) will look at it. We only had Chris Smith for a month but maybe with Kayden we might be able to extend it,” said Webb.
“He’s been terrific, I love the lad’s attitude. He’s clearly a bright young player with great ability and we will see where we go from here. They might want him back.
“What’s really pleasing is that he’s come in with no airs and graces and he’s mixed in well, the same as Chris who just wanted to come and play.
“I suppose he needs regular football and we can certainly give him that. As long as he’s doing well he should be starting games.”
Webb felt Marine’s 10 men got dismissed Rob Dean ‘out of a big hole’ in the late victory over Cirencester.
Midfielder Dean was dismissed with the score at 2-1 just before half-time when he kicked out in retaliation at James-Mortimer Jones.
Marine eventually prevailed for their third league win out of four thanks to Luke Abrahart’s winner in second-half stoppage time and Webb praised his players for getting the job done.
“In the first 25 minutes I thought we were absolutely terrific and if we had got that third goal then that probably would have killed the game,” said Webb.
“We talked about keeping discipline beforehand and Rob Dean’s totally lost the plot and that’s not only a three-game ban, it nearly cost us three points.
“What I was pleased about was the character we showed in the second half to dig in and then to nick it in the last minute was terrific.
“I’m pleased for the team that they managed to get Rob Dean out of a big hole.”
Winger Josh Morse exited the action in the second half with a sore hip flexor, while striker Ash Edenborough was also substituted due to a lost toenail and fatigue.
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