Jackson backs Stimson
Gillingham's hot-shot striker Simeon Jackson has backed under-fire manager Mark Stimson to prove the critics wrong.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 18/02/10 11:09pm
Gillingham's hot-shot striker Simeon Jackson has backed under-fire manager Mark Stimson to prove the critics wrong once again this season.
The Gills are hovering just above the relegation zone due to goal difference after winning just once in their last 13 games.
However, the Canada international has told skysports.com that he believes the former Grays Athletic boss will come out on top again, as he did last season when steering the Gills to promotion.
"The gaffer was under pressure when I joined the club and things weren't going too well, but we turned things around last season by getting promoted again and now we are back in the same boat.
"He is a great manager and he doesn't allow the players to realise how much pressure he is under at the moment. He continues to believe in us as players and we need to prove on the pitch that he is still the right man for the job."
Many have labelled Saturday's home clash with Bristol Rovers as a must-win game for the Gills, with Stimson's job on the line, but Jackson insists that the players are only concentrating on proving how good a manager he really is.
"A lot of things are said in the papers about every game being potentially the manager's last at the club, but as a team we tend not to concentrate on what is being said.
"We prefer to concentrate on the positives and focusing on playing our football just like we did at the start of the season when the gaffer was being applauded."