Charlton Athletic captain Johnnie Jackson says he will be giving his all to return the club to the Sky Bet Championship after their relegation was confirmed on Tuesday.The Addicks drew 0-0 at already-relegated Bolton Wanderers and that left them 11 points from safety with three games remaining, confirming their drop into Sky Bet League 1.
Jackson led the club to the League 1 title in 2011/12 and will be doing his utmost to emulate that season next term.
“This is my club,” he said to cafc.co.uk. “I’ll be here next season and I’ll be giving it everything to try and get us back.
“I’ve been there before and captained the side to a promotion from League 1 and I know that won’t sound like much solace to the supporters at the moment, but we have to try and rebuild and recreate some of the spirit that we had that year.
“They were some of the best times in my career. I’m sure the fans enjoyed that year and we have to hope that we can rebuild in the right way and I’ll do all I can to help that process and approach next year like we did when we got out of League 1.
“I want to get this club back to where it belongs, it certainly doesn’t belong in League 1, and I’m just gutted that it has come to this.”
Relegated.— The Football League (@football_league) April 19, 2016
Following their 0-0 draw at @OfficialBWFC, @CAFCofficial have been relegated to @SkyBetLeague1. pic.twitter.com/MuAMi4Cdnb