Date: 30th November 2015 at 10:58am
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Having become the 25th man to score a half century of goals for Charlton in the recent game against Birmingham, just prior to the Ipswich game on Saturday our skipper Johnnie Jackson penned a new contract.

Having scored the winner in the 61st minute in the game against Birmingham, Jackson joined a select bunch of players on 50 club goals and he equalled the tally set by legendary skipper Don Welsh who lifted the FA Cup at Wembley in 1947 – and prior to Jackson’s goal, Carl Leaburn was the last to reach 50 for us, back in a five one win against Ipswich in September 1995 where he helped himself to a second half hattrick.



As for the contract, Jackson has penned a new 12 month deal keeping him at the club until the summer of 2017.

Speaking about the 33 year old to the Official Site chief executive Katrien Meire said.

‘We are delighted that Johnnie has agreed to extend his contract. As well as continuing to lead by example on the pitch, he is a fantastic ambassador for the club off of it. I am very pleased that Johnnie has committed himself to another season at the club.’

Speaking himself after penning the contract last Friday, Jackson explained.

‘Brilliant. I couldn`t wait to get it signed and from the moment I got here I`ve always said that this seemed like the place for me. As soon as I got here I felt at home. I was back in London; settled and from the first moment the fans took to me on the pitch. That has allowed me to flourish and I`ve played the best football of my career here. I`ve played more games for Charlton than I have anyone else. If you asked anyone about me, they`d think Charlton. It`s been a great fit from the first minute and long may it continue.’

Adding.

‘I love the rapport that I`ve got with them. It`s grown and grown. Social media and things like that have enabled me to interact with them. It gives you a voice and allows you to speak to them. I`ve made some friends along the way with supporters and on the pitch the fans have always backed me vocally. I`m really grateful for that.’

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