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Jackson Eager To Complete Season

Departing full back wants U's promotion

7 May 2020

Ryan Jackson wants to complete the remaining games of the 2019/20 season.

The U's regular right back is one of a number of players that were told they wouldn't be offered contracts for next season, but is keen to finish the job of gaining promotion.

With nine games remaining, the U's currently sit sixth in the table in the third of the four Play-Off places.

And Jackson wants to help the club into League One by being involved in the finale, whenever that may happen.

Speaking to the Colchester Gazette, the twenty nine year old said: "I’d love to finish the season – I’ve always loved being at the club and I’ve really enjoyed my time here.

"I think my time at Colchester has been the best spell of my career, so far.

"We’ve had a good group of lads and all of the staff have been so lovely since I joined - I’ve really enjoyed the three years.

"I’ve enjoyed the style of play, the stadium is lovely and helping the young players with their development has been really enjoyable.

"You just want to enjoy your work and that will always show in your football.

"My mind is always going to be focused on Colchester and finishing the work that we’ve done – that’s my main priority.

"If we are recalled back and we can continue playing, I’ll make the most of it."

On receiving the news that he wouldn't be retained come the end of his current contract, he added: "I’ve got to grips with the news now and I’m focused and ready, if and when we return."

"I got the heads up a couple of weeks before it got announced. At first, I was a bit shocked but the decision is more based on finance than football and with what’s going on in the world at the moment, you have to accept that.

"This is how it will be for most clubs, in this situation.

"I have people who represent me and who are working on my behalf but my focus is to finish the season as strongly as possible, that’s the main thing. These things will sort themselves out and I’ll focus on what I can do." 

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