Jamille Matt says he was left frustrated as Fleetwood Town saw their game at Barnet postponed, but insists he and his team-mates will be working hard over the coming week as they look to bounce back f
By Tom Bestwick
Jamille Matt says he was left frustrated as Fleetwood Town saw their game at Barnet postponed, but insists he and his team-mates will be working hard over the coming week as they look to bounce back from last week’s setback against Bristol Rovers.
Town’s trip down south was one of many fixtures left cancelled, as the winter weather ruthlessly swept across the country, and played havoc with this weekend’s football schedule.
This was the second postponement of the season for Town, after a water-logged pitch halted their game at Oxford United last month, and Matt says it makes it even more disappointing after Fleetwood were well prepared to get back to winning ways at Underhill.
Matt said: “It is very frustrating. After the defeat last weekend the lads just wanted to put that right, the quickest way to put that right is to bounce back and hopefully to get a win at Barnet. The game has been called off though, so the only thing we can do now is train hard, and look forward to the next game.
“The lads have been working hard in training. We are have put last week behind us and are looking forward, and that is what we have been doing over the past week.”
The postponement allowed Town to pack in another training session, as Birmingham City opened their doors for an indoor session, before training at Highbury on Saturday.
Graham Alexander’s team will now turn their attentions to next weekend’s clash, as Oxford United travel to Highbury Stadium, and Matt says everyone will be working hard, as they look to secure their place in the starting line-up.
“The week coming will be more of the same. Hard work in training, and everyone is looking for that starting place so everyone knows if you impress in training you will get that chance and I think everyone next week will be pushing.”
“That will keep me on my toes, and all the other lads on their toes because we are there to score goals as a striker; we have players like Parky (Jon Parkin) closer to a come back and if you are not scoring you know your place can be taken.”
The 22-year-old also insists he is enjoying life by the seaside since making the move from Kidderminster Harriers, the striker is taking his first steps into league football, and is looking forward to a bright future at Fleetwood Town.
“I’m loving it at the minute, I am enjoying it, and all the lads have made me feel welcome. The training is a bit more intense than what I am used to, but that can only be a good thing for me to get up to speed as quickly as possible. I am happy to be here and I am looking forward to a good future.”