Colchester United v Wycombe Wanderers: ‘There is more to come,’ insists Ryan Jackson
PUBLISHED: 06:33 23 September 2017
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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.
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.