SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Jackson set for extended Marine stay
KAYDEN Jackson is content to stay on loan at Swindon Supermarine for another month but he remains hopeful that his long-term future lies at a higher level.
The short-term deal of the Swindon Town striker at the Webb’s Wood Stadium will expire after this weekend’s game at Mangotsfield and Supermarine were yesterday due to extend it by another four weeks.
The formalities of the paperwork are set to be completed this morning.
Jackson, who triumphed in the Win a Pro Contract competition in April, has been a big hit since arriving at the Southern League club, scoring five goals in seven appearances in Division One South & West.
And he revealed that for now, he would much rather be playing regularly at a lower level than sitting on the sidelines at the County Ground.
“I spoke to the gaffer at Swindon (Mark Cooper) on Wednesday and he said that he thinks another month here will do me some good,” said Jackson.
“Obviously I want to be playing with Swindon and if not with them then at as high a level as possible.
“But at the moment I’m enjoying it here. I’m playing well, scoring goals, setting up goals and we’re top of the league, so I’m not going to complain about it.
“It’s better than sitting in the stands and hopefully something will come out of it all.
“I’m still training with Swindon day in, day out and I know the gap’s not huge between me and some of the players there.
“But I don’t know, I suppose it’s just the rub of the green, it’s the manager liking you. I’ve always wanted to play as high as possible and wherever that is then I’ll take that.
“Hopefully if I work hard then I’ll get somewhere good.
“I could have another month here scoring goals and there could be a few injuries back at Swindon and I could be closer to the team, so we’ll see how it goes.”
Supermarine boss Dave Webb substituted winger Josh Morse (head) and striker Ash Edenborough (back) in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Wimborne, but both are expected to be fit for tomorrow’s trip to Cossham Street.
Midfielder Rob Dean serves the last of his three-match suspension while centre-half Craig Curtis - who has missed the last three games with a groin injury - was due to be assessed last night.
Fellow defender Jon Steedman is still away so there is a possibility that Marine may continue with the same back four that kept a clean sheet against Wimborne.
“Mangotsfield have signed a lot of experienced players over the summer,” said Webb.
“We won there last year but I’m expecting a really physical and tough game.”
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