Jackson: ‘We can be more clinical’

Johnnie Jackson wants to see more cutting edge from his Charlton side when Lincoln City visit The Valley on Saturday afternoon.

The gaffer was delighted with last weekend’s victory at Doncaster Rovers - a third successive Sky Bet League One triumph - but insists the Addicks can be more clinical. 

“I was pleased with the performance, certainly from box to box we moved the ball well and created a lot,” said Jackson. “We looked dangerous, but obviously that final touch was lacking. The hardest part about football is putting it in the back of that net and we didn't do that enough. 

“I was pleased with the performance and the clean sheet on the road which we haven't had loads of. 

“My natural instinct after the game was that we should have won by more but when we look back on it there were some really pleasing elements from the whole performance.

“We are going to have to take our chances [against Lincoln], knowing that they might not come as frequently as they did against Doncaster. Lincoln have a decent defensive record, so when we do create those moments we have to be more clinical. 

“It’s something we have spoken about and worked on,” he added.

“The lads have to take those chances in those situations. Hopefully that was a one-off and when they do come round this time, we will put them away.”

The boss reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of this weekend, while also providing an update on Chris Gunter - who has been away on international duty with Wales - and Jake Forster-Caskey.

“Everyone came through the game last weekend fine,” Jackson confirmed.

“Chris Gunter played 60 minutes for Wales during the week, he came through that fine and he trained today. 

“Jake got through his 90 minutes with the U23s fine. It’s great that he got a whole game in. It’s three games he’s played for the U23s now and he trained today as well.”

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