NAT BROWN is feeling much better after early treatment for a painful groin injury.
The 22-year-old was recalled for the first time in three matches to add height to the Town team against Lincoln but was forced off early in the second half.
Brown took the place of right wing-back Andy Holdsworth in the starting line-up, but was replaced by the 20-year-old on 51 minutes.
Brown limped around the pitch with help from physio Lee Martin and the extent of his injury was being assessed today.
"Nat felt his groin pop and there was no way he could carry on," said Jackson, who had goalkeeper Ian Gray undergoing crucial hand surgery today.
"We don't know just how long Nat is going to be, but the injury has eased down a lot over the weekend."
On the selection, Jackson explained: "Andy Holdsworth has been doing exceptionally well, but I left him out because Nat is 6ft-plus and we needed that extra height and strength.
"I thought both of them did well as things turned out."
Anthony Lloyd was under observation today having come off in the 2-1 victory suffering concussion.
Left wing-back Lloyd was replaced by David Mirfin on 69 minutes as Town finished the match with 10 outfield players all of whom have scored this season.
Pawel Abbott replaced Lee Fowler in the starting XI.