GILLINGHAM V BRADFORD CITY: Determined Jackson ready to make mark.

PETER JACKSON has vowed to adopt a positive approach when Bradford City take on Gillingham in his first game as manager.

The 49-year-old was appointed last week on an interim basis by the board following Peter Taylor’s decision to step down.

Bradford have been inundated with applications and are understood to have already interviewed two prospective candidates, one of whom is believed to be former Hibernian manager John Hughes.

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Dagenham & Redbridge chief John Still has also been heavily linked, though problems over compensation mean a move for Accrington Stanley’s Jon Coleman is unlikely.

Jackson, however, is keen to stake his claim. He said: “The job of keeping us up has not been done so no one will be taking their eyes off the ball. One or two poor results could shove us right back down there.

“We need wins on the board and that is why we will be positive as long as I am manager. I am a positive person and believe in having a go at the opposition.”