Stimson looking for fan support

12 March 2009 01:07
Jackson became the first Gills player since Marlon King to reach 15 goals in a season as he netted a stoppage-time penalty to earn his side a 1-0 over Darlington and maintain their promotion push, but Stimson was left puzzled by the atmosphere during the game.

"Everybody's going to be needed because we've got some real tough games at home coming up," he said. "Being an ex-player, it didn't happen to me very much because I was a full-back, but when you hear your name it doesn't half make a difference.

"If the fans can learn anything from the game it's cheer the boys from the start. Jacko's got the winning goal, there's 30 seconds to go and they start singing his name. The kid's on 15 goals, I don't know the last time someone scored 15 goals for this football club but I'm sure he was cheered and appreciated more than the little man is.

"Guys like him don't come round often and people should enjoy them because one day he's going to leave because he deserves to play at a higher level. I'd be surprised if there wasn't a couple of offers coming in this summer.

"I watch football seven days a week and every game I watch the crowd just goes mad about their centre-forward who scores all the goals. He might not do the best thing but because he scores goals you don't stop hearing his name. This is a stadium where I don't hear that and it amazes me."

Source: Team_Talk