Jackson: "The support has been incredible"

Johnnie Jackson lauded the Charlton faithful after his side completed the 2021/22 campaign at The Valley with a 2-0 triumph over Shrewsbury Town.

Jayden Stockley nodded the Addicks ahead on 64 minutes with his 20th goal of the season in all competitions, before Chuks Aneke settled the outcome with a powerful header late on.

“I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to send the supporters home happy,” Jackson told CharltonTV post-match. “That’s the end of our home campaign and obviously it’s not been as good as we’ve wanted it to be, but it’s really nice to end on a positive note with a good win, a good performance and a clean sheet.

“The support has been incredible and I said to the lads before the game, ‘it’s our last one so let’s leave it all out there on the pitch and the supporters will get behind you, because that’s what they want to see’. I think my team did that. In the second-half, going towards the Covered End, we had real momentum and I thought we played really well in that period.” 

The boss reserved particular praise for Albie Morgan, who marked his 100th senior appearance by registering two assists, as well as both goalscorers.

“I’m really pleased for Albie,” Jackson said. “I want more of that from him and the team because I think we should be a real threat from those dead-ball situations. He’s got a great delivery and we’ve got a lot of height and physicality in the team, so we need to be making more of those situations. It’s nice that that’s been the difference today. We actually had some good chances from open play but it’s been two dead-ball situations that have won it.

“I’m pleased for the strikers, it’s always nice when they score goals,” he added. “Another one for Jayden - that’s a good tally now. We know what a threat he is in the penalty box. I’m pleased for Chuks. When he comes on the pitch he gives us another way of attacking. I’m really pleased with the type of goal that he scored because for someone of his size and physicality, I think he needs to be more of that as well - headed goals, being a threat from dead-balls and obviously in open play he’s a real threat too.”

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