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"You have to deal with the pressure. I have to let my performances do the talking." - Coventry City forward Simeon Jackson

17 October 2014

Canadian International Jackson says his form is improving and hopes to add to his tally against Bristol City at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow…

Coventry City striker Simeon Jackson has revealed that he is almost at the level he wants to be at, as he hopes to fire the Sky Blues to their first win in six league games against Bristol City at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow.

Jackson has scored twice this season, with strikes against Yeovil and Crawley, and the Canada International believes that coping with the pressure of leading the City line is key to finding a rich vein of form.

"It's been a tough few weeks," he stated, "some performances have been good, some have been mediocre. We need to keep building on the good things we have been doing, like the performance and win against Exeter.

"For me, I'm almost there. Part of your job as a striker is to cope with the pressure of leading the line. That is especially the case here, where you are playing for a massive club, who have had great strikers in the past.

"It gets more intense when you are not winning matches. But I know what I need to do, I need to let my performances do the talking."

Bristol City visit the Ricoh tomorrow sat on top of the SkyBet League One, having scored the most goals out of any club in the division. 

Jackson knows that City face a stern test tomorrow, and believes that the Sky Blues have been guilty of trying to play 'too pretty' recently.

He continued: "I think sometimes we have been trying to do too much, we have been playing too pretty at times.

"Sometimes we just need to rough it up a bit and grind out a result. We're missing the physicality we had at the start of the season is tough, because we know what a big impression Reda (Johnson) and Frankie (Nouble) have in both boxes.

"When they are both back it will be a massive boost, as they have such a presence."

On the subject of finding a partnership with his fellow City team-mates, Jackson was confident that a strike force was forming alongside Josh McQuoid, as evidenced by the Sky Blues' second goal against Crawley a fortnight ago.

He added: "Playing with Josh, we're getting there partnership wise. Some of the stuff we have been doing shows that it's coming.

"But it's not just us. Once the big man (Nouble) comes back we do have options up front. We will be able to mix it up.

"I've done a lot of work on certain things. Bristol will be a big test, but if we do what we know we can do than we will make it very tough for them."

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