Club, First Team

06 May 2024

Joe Jackson to remain at Farnham Town next season

Farnham Town are pleased to confirm that midfielder Joe Jackson will be staying with the Club for the 2024/25 season, our first at Step 4.

After an excellent season with Uxbridge in the Isthmian South Central, Joe was a player always on the radar of Paul Johnson especially given their time together at Bedfont Sports, and he was finally able to bring him to the Club in August last year just before the start of the season.

Jackson came straight into the starting lineup at centre-back in the 4-0 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round win over Harefield United and was an ever-present from that point onwards.

No outfield player made more appearances across all competitions in 2023/24 than Joe Jackson with 51, including 48 starts, but perhaps his most valuable contribution to the squad was his versatility.

His 51 appearances were split almost equally across four different positions: 17 in central midfield, 13 at right-back, 11 at left-back and 11 at centre-back, and that doesn’t take into account any in-game alterations.

Joe was also a goal threat wherever he played, contributing towards 14 of our 178 goals scored in 2023/24, with six goals and eight assists. He netted his first goal for the Club on his home debut during the 4-0 win over Sandhurst Town.

One of the most appreciated players in the squad by the fans and his fellow players, Joe will continue to be a big player for us next season and we’re thrilled that he’s staying with the Club.

Manager Paul Johnson said: “I’ve known Joe for nearly a decade. He came through with us at Bedfont Sports and I gave him his debut at 16. It was clear from very early on that he had a lot of ability and would go on to have a great career.

“Joe was someone we were keen to bring in last summer, it took a little bit of time but we got there in the end, and from Day 1 he was big for us. We asked a lot of Joe, playing in so many different positions but he’s the sort of player that will put the team first, and he was excellent wherever he played, and came up with the odd goal here or there.

“He’s another one that we have in the dressing room with good experience at Step 4 which will be important next season as we look to compete. I’m happy Joe has agreed to stay with us.’

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