Jackson’s Leeds side suffered their second Premier League 2 defeat in a row on Monday as they succumbed to a 4-2 loss to David Unsworth’s Everton.
Amari Miller and Sam Greenwood gave the Whites a two-goal lead, but the Toffees made a comeback to win 4-2, courtesy of goals from Elijah Campbell, Lewis Dobbin, Charlie Whitaker and Rhys Hughes.
Leeds Under-23s boss Jackson explained that conceding a goal just before half time allowed Everton to get back into the game, but admitted that his side should have dealt with it.
Jackson also conceded that Leeds left themselves exposed when going forward and stressed the need for his team to be ruthless in attack, defence and while having the lead in matches.
“You’re 2-0 and you think it is clear-cut, but we conceded a goal there just before half time“, Jackson told LUTV post match on Monday.
“But listen, that happens and we need to know how to deal with that.
“I thought we had the capabilities and we had the players out there to go out and do that in the second half.
“But, we didn’t this evening and that’s a simple fact, we didn’t deal with that well and we let Everton get back into the game.
“I just thought we were too open as well, when we were attacking we were too open and we left too many gaps.
“That’s why I was saying before that we need to be more ruthless when we have leads.
“We need to be ruthless in attack going forward, but we also need to be more ruthless in defence.“
Having suffered back to back defeats in the Premier League 2 against Leicester City and Everton, Jackson’s side will be looking to bounce back when they face Brighton on Friday.