Jackson upbeat on survival
Gills striker ready for Wycombe test
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: May 6, 2010 12:20pm
Jackson: Wycombe test
Gillingham striker Simeon Jackson is confident that they can avoid relegation as they prepare to travel to already-doomed Wycombe on Saturday.
The Gills only need a point to make sure that they will be playing League One football again next season, but they are still to win away from home this term.
They also face a Chairboys side that will want to finish the season on a high in front of their own fans after their fate was confirmed last weekend.
The highly-rated forward told skysports.com that the thought of relegation has not even entered his head.
"Relegation isn't really on my mind at the moment because I'm confident that we can get the result required on Saturday, which means we won't need to look at the other results nervously afterwards," he said.
"We will go there with a positive frame of mind, looking to end the season on a high.
"The fact that they are already relegated will give them that bit more freedom to play their football and we will have to watch out for that.
"They aren't going to roll over and play dead for us because they will want to end the season on a high, even though their relegation has been confirmed.
"We just need to focus on what we need to do and concentrate on our game plan rather than theirs."
Despite only needing a point from the trip to Adams Park, Jackson insists they will be going all-out for the three points as they look to end their winless run of 24 away from home.
"The boys have got a lot of pride and it plays on your mind when you haven't won on the road all season, so we will be looking to rectify that on Saturday," he added.
"We'd love to go there and get the win to not only secure safety, but also make sure that we don't go a whole season without an away win and we will be going all out for the victory."