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Matt Ready For Kidderminster Reunion

4 November 2016

Striker Looks Ahead To Emirates FA Cup Tie

Jamille Matt expects a game of good, attacking football when his former club Kidderminster Harriers face Blackpool in the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday. 

The striker made Kidderminster his first professional club after leaving Sutton Coldfield in 2010 and has fond memories of his time at Aggborough. 

Given his insight on the opposition, he's quick to acknowledge the setup as being good enough to reach the English Football League again one day.

"It's a great club at non-league level and it could go into the league easily with the right backing," Matt said. "Whenever I was there we tried to play football the right way and, from what I'm hearing, that's what they're trying to do this season. 

"They've started quite well in the National League North and they're up there, so I'm sure they're looking to get promoted."

The visitors will no doubt arrive at Bloomfield Road eyeing a cup upset, however Blackpool will be fully focused on achieving a place in round two of the competition.  
"We put expectations on ourselves to win every game so that won't be any different. We'll be doing our best to try and win the game," the striker admitted.

Having started Blackpool's last three matches, the 27-year-old hopes to continue his run in the side and build up some momentum following an injury-hit start to his career with the club. 

"When I signed for the club I just wanted to kick-on from the end of last season, to carry on playing games and carry on trying to score goals," he said. 

"I've finally got myself in the team and hopefully I can get a run of games and hopefully the team's form can continue to pick up."

Although he's yet to open his account, his role as a foil for Kyle Vassell hasn't gone unnoticed and will no doubt bring its rewards moving forward.   

"If I'm playing well and somebody else is scoring, as has been the case with Kyle Vassell, then I'm happy. As long as the gaffer is happy, I'm happy to have that role. 

"I don't think I'm a selfish player and I like to think that if somebody else is scoring I'm happy as long as we're getting the results," he added.

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