Jackson calls for calm

Gills' hero urges team-mates to stay grounded

Jackson: Hat-trick hero

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Gillingham's hat-trick hero Simeon Jackson has urged fans not to get carried away with their 5-0 demolition of Swindon Town.

The Gills celebrated their return to League One in fine form at the weekend with a convincing victory over Danny Wilson's charges.

The Canada international notched a 36-minute treble, but believes it is vital they keep their feet planted firmly on the ground.

"It is too early to start getting carried away with ourselves," he told skysports.com.

"We had a great end to the season last year with the play-off victory at Wembley and the squad has great self-belief that we can do well in this division.


"I think our home form will be vital because last season it was impressive and although it will be a little bit more difficult to maintain that this year, it could be the difference come the end of the season as to where we finish.

"It was a great start to the season, especially at home because it is always nice to get off to a flyer on your own patch, but we now need to build on that with Plymouth tonight and Tranmere next weekend."

The former Rushden & Diamonds man claimed his first treble since joining the Gills in January 2008, but he insists that the victory was much more important than individual glory.

"It was nice to get the hat-trick too, but is much more important to get the win on the board," he continued.

"It was a good performance, but it was only game and we need to repeat that on a regular basis to make sure we have a good season."