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Jackson: I want Bantams job

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Peter Jackson staked a further claim to become Bradford's full-time boss as his side picked up a second successive win - 1-0 at Morecambe.

James Hanson gave the Bantams victory with a header after 32 minutes as the former Huddersfield boss made it two wins in three games since taking over from Peter Taylor on a temporary basis, making it clear he wants the job permanently.

He said: "I am desperate for this job, I think everyone knows that. I`ve been out of the game for 17 months and this is a dream job for any manager. The team have given me everything so far and I suppose in many ways the job is mine to lose now but I can't ask for any more than I am getting at the moment."

He added: "I think we deserved the win. I really enjoyed the win, it wasn't the end-to-end game we saw in midweek and we can play a lot better, but we showed a great deal of determination and I am delighted with the three points.

"I was brought in to calm the ship and the two wins have done that."

Morecambe assistant Mark Lillis admitted his side would have to work hard to guarantee League Two safety as the gap between them and the bottom two closed to just six points.

He said: "We can't hide from the fact that we are in a relegation dogfight now. A few weeks ago people were talking about the play offs, but we can forget them now and concentrate on getting the points we need to make sure we are safe.

"We have some huge games coming up, but everything is in our hands because we play teams in and around us in the next few weeks and we have to get something from those games.

"We have worked hard to get where we are as a club and we will work hard to make sure we stay here, but we know we have to produce more quality.

"This was another game where we had a great deal of possession but failed to trouble their keeper enough and that was disappointing."

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