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"Delighted to get my first goal. The win proves our promotion credentials." - Coventry City striker Simeon Jackson

13 September 2014

The City striker also hopes he can start against Scunthorpe United having scored his first goal for City against the Glovers...

Coventry City striker Simeon Jackson believes the Sky Blues' 2-1 win over Yeovil Town proves their promotion credentials.

City captain Reda Johnson netted his third of the season with a powerful header after six minutes to put the Sky Blues ahead at the Ricoh Arena.

Sam Foley had levelled for the visitors five minutes after the restart but it was Simeon Jackson's 67th-minute strike and his first goal for City which sealed the three points.

The Sky Blues are now seven games unbeaten and Jackson has praised the performance against the Glovers as well as the depth in the squad.

Jackson said: "It was a really good win as they're a very good side. We looked to play a high tempo game and I thought we deserved to win the game.

"We've got a lot of momentum at the moment and it is great to go seven games unbeaten. It is crucial to get momentum as the squad are flying at the moment.

"There's a lot of competition up front and that's what you need at a club like this. If you're going to achieve and have a successful season, everyone's got to be firing.

"It looks like we've got a really good squad who can challenge the very best sides in this league. We scrapped for the victory and it is a key aspect in being successful."

The Sky Blues are now up to fifth in the League One table as they prepare for Tuesday night's trip to Glanford Park to face Scunthorpe United.

Having came on for Josh McQuoid at the start of the second-half, striker Jackson hopes he can start against the Iron.

He added: "I think the quality of teams we've faced this season shows how difficult the league is this season. It will be another difficult game on Tuesday.

"It's a long journey to Scunthorpe but if we prepare well and carry the momentum we've gained over the last seven games into Tuesday night, we'll be ready for it.

"I would like to start, everyone does. We've got some great quality up front but I'm happy with my goal. It was a bit scrappy.

"But, I'd take 20 scrappy goals a season if they all came like that. I'll try and get as many as I can this season." 

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