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Matt Impressed By New Faces

5 February 2017

Striker Discusses Debutants

Jamille Matt believes the impressive showings of Blackpool’s January signings against Colchester United gives them reason to be positive. 

Jordan Flores, Neil Danns and Nathan Delfouneso all impressed as The Seasiders drew 1-1 at Bloomfield Road.

Matt, who netted Pool’s goal from a Deflouneso cross, is looking forward to watching the side gel over the coming weeks. 

“There was a few debutants and I thought they performed well,” he said. “The lads bedded in well and we were on the front foot from the start.

“Nath’s a quality player so it’s easy to work with good players. He’s come in and had an impact, with a couple of assists and scoring on his debut.

“It looked like only one team would win it from my point of view, but it just didn’t fall for us.”

However, the afternoon turned sour for Pool, who lost Jim McAlister late on with a fractured tibia and Matt, on behalf of the whole dressing room, passed on his best wishes.

“I’m gutted for Jim. He’s the most honest pro I’ve probably ever come across. He would never stay down unless it was a bad injury. 

“You could see the lads weren’t happy with the challenge by the reaction. We’ve just got to wish Jim all the best to a speedy recovery.”

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