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Colchester United v Wycombe Wanderers: ‘There is more to come,’ insists Ryan Jackson

PUBLISHED: 06:33 23 September 2017

Ryan Jackson celebrates after scoring the U's second in a 3-1 home win over Crawley, earlier this month.  Picture: STEVE WALLER

Ryan Jackson celebrates after scoring the U's second in a 3-1 home win over Crawley, earlier this month. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Ryan Jackson insists that there is “a lot more to come” from Colchester United, following a luke-warm start to the new season.

Ryan Jackson, predicts there is more to come from the U's over the next few weeks and months. Picture: STEVE WALLERRyan Jackson, predicts there is more to come from the U's over the next few weeks and months. Picture: STEVE WALLER

The U’s have only won two of their first eight matches, in League Two, but are unbeaten in four home league games going into today’s visit of Wycombe Wanderers.

Jackson himself has been in impressive form, since his summer switch from Gillingham as a replacement for the departed Richard Brindley.

The 27-year-old has looked solid defensively, and also a real threat going forward, in all his outings to date as a right-back and right wing-back.

“Results may have been disappointing, but we are looking good in games,” insisted Jackson.

“We just need to be more clinical and take our chances. We would have won most of our games, if we had taken those chances, but overall, I feel we are doing OK performance-wise.

“However, we have more to come. We have a good squad, and we have big potential.

“As a team, we are gelling well, but there is more to come from the team, and more to come from me as well.

“I’d like to score more goals myself, and be even better defensively. You can always improve, as a player.

“Personally, I’m happy with the way I have settled in, and with my performance levels, but as a team we have to get to the next stage,” added Jackson, who began his career at AFC Wimbledon.

The arch rivalry between Colchester and Wycombe harks back to their days together in the Conference, when Roy McDonough’s U’s pipped Martin O’Neill’s Chairboys to the title, and so promotion to the Football League, back in the 1991-92 season.

Ever since then, matches between the two clubs have held a special meaning, although the history of that rivalry is all new to most of the U’s current squad, including Jackson.

“I did not know much about the rivalry,” admitted Jackson. “So this will be a new experience for me.

“However, it should be a good atmosphere to play in, and we players thrive in such games.

“We have three games coming up in the next eight days, so it’s an opportunity to get a lot more points,” added Jackson, with reference to next week’s away trips to Grimsby and Yeovil.

Ipswich Town have taken up their option to extend Freddie Sears’ contract until the summer of 2020.

Jon Nolan is back in the team under Paul Lambert. STUART WATSON spoke to the midfielder about Paul Hurst’s sacking, stepping up to the Championship and the visit of Wigan.

Paul Lambert will continue to ‘protect’ talented midfielder Teddy Bishop as the youngster strives for fitness following a long injury lay-off.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says he won’t sanction any player departures until he has signed the players he wants in January.

Former Ipswich Town striker Marcus Stewart has asked to leave Bristol Rovers following the departure of Darrell Clarke this morning.

Signing strikers will be a top priority for Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert in January. ANDY WARREN looks at names who could fit the bill for the Blues.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features a goal from Tony Mowbray in a European triumph, plus a victory over Leeds United.

Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s visit of Wigan Athletic.

Midfielder Cole Skuse believes he is ahead of schedule after undergoing a minor operation on the knee injury which is expected to keep him out for eight weeks.

Freddie Sears knows Ipswich Town must add goals to their team, with the January transfer window just around the corner.

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