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Jackson: All Happened Very Quickly

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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 18 Jan 2014
Posted in First Team
Marlon Jackson revealed his belief that Halifax could achieve promotion was the deciding factor in his move to The Shay.
Jackson joined the Shaymen after being released from Bury, who he had signed for from fellow Skirll Premier side Hereford in the summer.
The striker, who can play through the middle or on the left, scored seven goals in 25 games for the Bulls last year and represented England C.
Having made his return to the Skrill Premier, Jackson believes the Shaymen have what it takes to return to the Football League at the first time of asking.
“When I got the phone call saying Halifax were interested it all happened very quickly. I was keen to join the Club and it went from there.
“It’s a Club on the up. You only have to look at the league table to see that there is a good chance of a promotion push. There’s no reason why a Club in its first season in the league can’t go up again. I have a friend at Alfreton who are also part-time and they’re doing just as well as we are. You can see that if a part-time team has the right setup they have the potential to do very well and Halifax has that.”
Despite moving down a division, Jackson stated that there is little to choose between the two divisions and had no issues in making the switch back into the non-league neighborhood.
“I think there isn’t a lot between the two divisions. You so often see teams going up to League 2 and then getting promoted again in the next two years. The quality is always improving at both levels and I think you can see that through the amount of players that are getting scouted.”
Jackson has penned a deal until the end of the season, in which time he hopes he can make the desired impact to fire Halifax up the table.
“I just want to play as many games as possible and help the team achieve the targets set. I predominantly play through the middle but it’s the manager’s decision and if he wants to play me somewhere else I’m happy to do so. I’ll bring some pace to the side, try and add a few goals and hopefully as a team we can push on for promotion.”

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