Match-winner James Hanson is happy to stick on the straight and narrow after Peter Jackson had a meeting with his parents.

Jackson’s push for the permanent manager’s job was boosted by a second straight win at Morecambe thanks to Hanson’s first-half header.

It was the striker’s first goal in six games – and came after Hanson’s mum and dad were called in for a chat with the temporary boss on Friday.

Hanson said: “A lot of stuff has been said about me going out too much and how my off-field behaviour could affect me.

“He just wanted to know what was going on from my parents and told them that I could have a chance of going far (in the game) if I get my head down.

“A few of the lads took the mick but they also said it would benefit me. It’s good that he’s looking out for me.

“I’m happy that he cares and obviously wants me to do as well as I can.

“It’s better that than if you’ve got a manager who doesn’t give a damn about you. I’m really pleased because it encourages you to work even harder.”

Jackson has been impressed with Hanson’s contribution since he took over and knows he is in an integral part of the team.

He said: “I’m really pleased for the big man because we’ve worked him hard. He wants to be a success. I spoke to his parents about what I want from him and I’m really delighted. You could see what that goal meant to him.

“This is only his second season and he’s still learning.

“But I really like the kid because he’s gives his all. That’s what I want to see from them all because if they don’t do that, they’ll be out.”

Hanson was relieved to grab his eighth goal of a disrupted campaign after missing chances in the previous two games.

“It was important for me to score again and in the end I could probably have had three or four. My volley was going in until it hit Jake Speight’s side and bounced just off.

“The last three games we’ve worked as hard as we can for the gaffer and that’s all he’s asked from us.

“We’ve got two big home games coming up now and if we can win both, it would put us in really good stead maybe for a late surge up the table.

“I think you can say we’re safe now. We all thought one more win would probably be enough so we can start looking upwards rather than down.”