Leading U23s an honour and privilege - Jackson


Leeds Under-23s head coach Mark Jackson says winning the Premier League 2 Division 2 title is a "great achievement" for the squad and the club.

Jackson’s side finished with an unbeaten home record for the season, after a 5-2 final-day win over Burnley at Thorp Arch on Monday.

"I’m immensely honoured and privileged to be able to lead a team of players and staff at the football club that I grew up at," he added.

Whites record signing Rodrigo and defender Gaetano Berardi played the first half of Monday’s match and Jackson, who took charge of the under-23s in September, says the involvement of first-team players is a "massive help".

"Their attitude is first class and that’s something I look for,” Jackson told BBC Radio Leeds.

"The quality and pedigree is there, but they’ve brought the attitude as well to buy in to what we’re trying to achieve."

Listen to the full interview with Jackson on BBC Sounds