The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 4th July 2012
....Lane this week with a clear statement of intent – “I want to win the league.”
The vastly experienced 33-year-old arrived from Halesowen Town, where he played in all of the Yeltz’s games after signing in February, scoring five goals in fourteen appearances.
The former Sutton Coldfield Town winger also won the Southern League Midland Division with Leamington in 2009, scooping the supporters` player of the year award in the process.
Jackson becomes Romulus’ second summer signing after the capture of Birmingham City `legend` Paul Devlin as manager Richard Evans delivers the experienced players he promised at the end of last season, and Jackson is convinced the Roms can make a greater impression on the Northern Premier League this time: “I want to win the league and I wouldn’t go to a side if I didn’t think we could win it.
“Romulus doesn’t just have a good team this season, we have a good squad – having looked at some of the players in training we definitely have some decent young lads, and they listen as well, which helps.
“The coach Dave Barnett is really good – it’s not just your standard stuff, it is something different all the time, not the same sequences. For me personally, it may be a little late to improve me as a player, but with the younger lads it will bring them on.”
Jackson also revealed that Evans’ efforts to sign him were a decisive factor with Halesowen keen on retaining the influential wide man.
“Richard Evans made it clear he wanted me to sign and gave me the talk – he is persistent, he knows what he wants and he came out of his way to sign me.”
Evans added: “Marcus is another player that will add a bit of knowhow and has the right attitude – he knows what you have to dedicate in games and in training and his experience can only help us.”