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Last Updated: Monday, 3 March 2008, 12:07 GMT
Jackson told to forget football
Steff Wright
Wright has told Peter Jackson to concentrate on his health
Lincoln City chairman Steff Wright has urged manager Peter Jackson to forget about the Imps as he takes time off to battle throat cancer.

Assistant manager Iffy Onuora has been put in temporary charge while Jackson undergoes treatment.

Wright told BBC Radio Lincolnshire it was important Jackson concentrated on getting better.

He said: "The club's in very good hands. We just hope we can keep banging the points on the board for Peter."

Wright added: "He's now at a point where he has to face up to the reality of the treatment he's going to go through over the next six weeks.

The backing and support I've had from the board, the supporters, the staff and the players has been outstanding

Lincoln boss Peter Jackson

"Up to this point he's been able to focus very much on the football. We've agreed Peter does pass over that responsibility and that's for his own benefit really so that he can focus on the things that are important to him, which is his health."

Jackson says he has been overwhelmed by the support he has received.

He said: "The backing and support I've had from the board, the supporters, the staff and the players at this club has been outstanding and I would like to say a big thank you to everybody for making the last four months really enjoyable."

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