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JACKSON ON GOAL

26 August 2012

City striker pleased to get off the mark

FRESH from scoring City’s first goal of the Barclays Premier League season, Simeon Jackson is determined to build on an impressive performance at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Jackson’s opener was cancelled out by a controversial Bobby Zamora strike in the first half as City were held to a 1-1 draw by Queens Park Rangers, although Chris Hughton’s side created plenty of chances to win the match.

Canadian international, Jackson told Canaries Player: “It was a good performance at home, especially after the result against Fulham last week. 

“We didn't get three points, but it's a good result and hopefully we can carry on with that now. 

“I'm delighted to score. We will build on that goal as a team and individually, and carry it on for the season.”

The former Gillingham and Rushden striker wasn’t in the squad that lost 5-0 to Fulham on the opening day, but after being handed a starting place at Carrow Road, he certainly made the most of the opportunity with a typically hard-working display.

His reward was an 11th minute headed goal from Anthony Pilkington’s ball, which came on the back of a wonderful passing move from the Canaries.

A delighted Jackson added: “I'm came into the team for the match, and I want to stay in the team to show what I can do.

“Hopefully my performance will show that. It was also a good team performance and we must build on it.

“I thought as a team we started very well, with a good tempo, and it was a good move that led to the goal, and that was our reward. 

“We didn't hold on to it unfortunately. We had more chances in the second half, but it wasn't meant to be and we'll take positives from it.

“You need to win your home games, and I think we created enough chances to win it. We'll certainly take those plus points into the next game though.”

Jackson started the match alongside captain Grant Holt – a man he has played with for the past two incredible seasons.

“We're used to each other,” said Jackson. “I think we complement each other, but so do Steve Morison and Chris Martin when they play. 

“We have different types of strikers, but hopefully whoever is playing, they will go out there, score goals and do well.

It's never easy on the back of a result like last weekend, but the lads reacted well. 

“As I’ve said, we'll try our best to build on that result, and hopefully we'll get some more between now and the end of the season.”

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