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SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Strikers can fill Jackson void
CHRIS Taylor admits the loss of Kayden Jackson will inevitably impact on Swindon Supermarine’s potency up front, but says the club’s permanent strikers are more than capable of filling the void.
Jackson’s temporary stay at the Webb’s Wood Stadium came to an end days into his third month-long loan this week, with Swindon Town recalling the youngster and then sending him out to Conference North Oxford City.
The 19-year-old scored 12 goals in 14 appearances for Southern League Supermarine and is the club’s top scorer this term, but midfielder Taylor says it is up to the likes of Ash Edenborough and Luke Abrahart to step up in his absence.
“It was never going to be a long-term thing and him leaving was nothing that we weren’t expecting,” said Taylor.
“He was a great boost for us coming in, he’s a young lad with loads of energy who made a great impact.
“Obviously we’re going to miss a player who scores so many goals, it will be a big loss but at the same time it gives others an opportunity.
“Luke has come in and done well and scored a few goals himself so it’s a good opportunity for him to cement his place in the team.
“Anyone who has played up front has scored goals so it’s not a massive concern for us.
“We’ve got to tighten up at the back and stop conceding silly goals because we know we will always create chances.”
Jackson’s switch to an Oxford side struggling in Conference North will present him with a number of challenges, according to Taylor.
“Oxford City will be a bit of a different environment but it will be good experience and will give him what he needs,” said the midfielder.
“I think it will be hard for him there. He’s going from a team that have been winning and scoring to somewhere where they are scrapping.
“It will be a learning curve for him but as long as he gets his head down and works hard it will be worthwhile. He’s quick, tall and athletic and it’s just about how much he wants it now.”
Supermarine are at home to Yate tomorrow, their fourth home game in a row.
Marine have only won once in Division One South & West since mid-September, a statistic Dave Webb’s men will be keen to address.
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