FORMER Huddersfield Town manager Peter Jackson is on the road to recovery in his cancer battle – going back to work for the first time in two months.
Jackson who is now boss of Lincoln City, returned to work at the club on Wednesday.
He had been absent since March, recovering from radiotherapy treatment for throat cancer.
He was greeted by officials from the club – nicknamed The Imps – with a bottle of champagne and a welcome home banner.
Jackson, who lives with his family in Brighouse, was at the Sincil Bank ground to discuss summer spending plans for the club with chairman Steff Wright.
The former Town boss said he is intent on securing promotion for The Imps next season, which he hopes will be his first full season in charge since joining the club last November.
He said he would be “bitterly disappointed” if the team were not fighting for promotion next season.
“I came to this club to achieve honours and to take this club forward to the next level and nothing has changed while I have been away,” he said.
“This club should be fighting for promotion next season and I would be bitterly disappointed if we were not.
“Providing I can get the players that I want, then we will have a great chance of getting out of this league. I’m building for success and I won’t settle for second best.”
Jackson revealed his cancer in February this year. He discovered he had the disease after continually struggling with a hoarse voice for three months. He believed it was a result of him quitting smoking, but checks showed that he had cancerous cells at the back of his throat.
He was out of action for all of March having treatment and assistant manager Iffy Onoura took over duties with The Imps.
Jackson played for Town from 1990 to 1994 and had two stints as manager, from September 1997 to the end of the 1998-99 season and from 2003 to 2007.