Williams full of praise for Jackson

Colchester United 1 Leicester City 1By Carl MarstonCOLCHESTER United boss Geraint Williams praised Johnnie Jackson for his equaliser at the end of the first-half which secured a point against stubborn Leicester.

Colchester United 1 Leicester City 1

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United boss Geraint Williams praised Johnnie Jackson for his equaliser at the end of the first-half which secured a point against stubborn Leicester.

Jackson scored his first goal of the campaign to boost the U's overall tally to 15 points from 14 games.


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Williams said: “Johnnie (Jackson) has a happy knack of getting into the box, and it was a great header from a great cross by Yeatsey (Mark Yeates), although their keeper almost managed to keep it out.

“Johnnie likes to play in the middle of the park, but he can play anyway across midfield, and that's why he was on the left flank to allow Kevin (Watson) to play.

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“Kevin had not played so far this season, but we're delighted to have got an hour out of him, and a quality hour at that. I thought he controlled the midfield for us.

“Kevin was magnificent. He went off with cramp, but he's in the ice-bath and he'll have a massage. We will hopefully be able to wheel him out again for Tuesday's match against Leicester.

“I'm a bit disappointed to get just one point, but it was a hard-earned point because we gave Leicester an early goal. We wanted to get our noses in front, so that Leicester would have to come at us, but instead they were able to keep a well-organised defence. They are a difficult side to break down.

“Now we have to make sure that we prepare well for Plymouth on Tuesday, and hopefully get four points from these two home games,” added Williams.

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