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Reds cancel Jackson’s contract

JUSTIN Jackson is set to leave Accrington Stanley.

JUSTIN Jackson is set to leave Accrington Stanley.

The club have given the former Morecambe hitman 14 days notice of intent to cancel his contract for disciplinary reasons. Jackson only signed in mid October and has only made a few appearances from the bench - being hit by flu and a groin strain.

"We decided to terminate his contract," said chairman Eric Whalley. "He has let himself down and the club down as we gave him a chance and he hasn't taken it. He has missed matches and training sessions and we haven't seen him in the last two weeks."

Boss John Coleman admitted he was disappointed as he had high hopes for the striker.

"We just haven't heard from him even though I have tried to contact him a couple of times. It would have been better if it could have been agreed amicably as Eric and I have always encouraged people to talk to us if they aren't happy and we would sort something out.

"But he hasn't. It is one of those things which happen in football and I am not the type of person to dwell on it - we only want players here who will play for the club."

  • STANLEY have cancelled Darren Connell's contract by mutual consent to enable the player to find first team football. Connell signed at the start of the season but has been on loan at Burscough for much of this campaign.
  • THE Reds face a trip to Conference rivals Burton Albion in the FA Trophy on Saturday, January 10, 2004.
  • STANLEY are on the look-out for stewards, male and female, aged 25-45. Anyone interested please contact Mick Schultz on 07930 214390.


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