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Gillingham manager Mark Stimson happy to keep striker Simeon Jackson on the sidelines

Simeon Jackson
Simeon Jackson

Mark Stimson defended his decision to keep leading scorer Simeon Jackson on the bench for the third match running.

The Gills drew a blank against promoted Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday, but Stimson has no regrets for leaving 17-goal man Jackson, pictured, out.

He stuck with the in-form combination of Dennis Oli and Rene Howe instead and said: "They scored three last week before Jackson came on to the pitch, so why change it?

"Supporters would probably query that and Jacko is available but the two boys up-front have been outstanding.

"Nobody has a divine right to get back into the team because they have scored goals in the past."

Jackson’s last goals came in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield on March 6. He has gone seven games without a goal, albeit having started five of those from the bench.

Was Mark Stimson right to leave Simeon Jackson on the bench at Norwich? Have your say below.

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