MICHAEL Flynn has called on Newport County AFC fans to back Marlon Jackson after the striker signed a new one-year contract yesterday.

The 26-year-old scored just once in 27 appearances during an injury-hit first season with the Exiles and was booed by some fans as he struggled to find form.

“Marlon showed some good signs when I took over and he’s ready to make his mark,” said Flynn.

“He’s a handful on his day and we’ve got to make sure he has more [good] days.

“He was low on confidence when I took over,” he added.

“The booing really affected him and I think it was uncalled for because he always gives his all.

“If people are not giving their all then boo, I’ll boo them. But if somebody is trying then let’s try to cut them a little bit of slack and I’m sure that he will pop up with a few goals next season.

“He’s shown how much he wants to stay at the football club, he’s 6ft 3in, he’s strong as an ox and he can shift.

“If we can get him scoring goals as well then he might even attract attention.

"I’m delighted for Marlon because he’s someone who gives their all day in and day out."