Jackson backs rotation policy

Striker Kayden Jackson has back boss Paul Lambert’s approach to rotate his squad to keep players fresh for what is set to be a long campaign.

“Everyone deserves a chance” said Jackson.

“We have players who have played tons of games in the Championship and then also players who are hungry and young lads who are trying to get into the team.

“Everyone deserves a fair crack at it and I think until the gaffer finds his settled XI, which might be a long time into the season, then everyone will be in and out.

“If players deserve to play consecutively then I’m sure they will stay in, but I think it all stands us in good stead if everyone can stay fresh and are champing at the bit to get on the pitch.

“With the competition in the squad now everyone’s hungry and everyone’s working hard every day in training.”

Jackson has had an impressive start to the season netting three goals so far for Town. “I’ve been working hard from the back end of last season to improve my game and things are coming together now,” he said.

The former Accrington Stanley striker has been paired with James Norwood in attack, something Jackson is relishing.

“Having a partner like Nors (Norwood) up front really helps because he occupies the defenders and lets me do what I do best – getting off his knock downs. I’ll just keep working hard and hopefully I can score plenty more goals and help the team get plenty more wins.

“The only real target I have is to keep myself fit, play as many games as I can and get promoted at the end of the season.

“That can be scoring goals or running defenders into the ground for other players. I don’t mind as long as I’m playing and we’re winning. “

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