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Virtue Aims To Bring Energetic Displays

New Midfielder Looks To Make Immediate Impact

3 February 2019

Matty Virtue says he hopes to bring energy, assists and goals to the Blackpool midfield following his arrival from Liverpool.

The 21-year-old, who missed out on a potential debut at Accrington due to the match being postponed, can’t wait to get out on the pitch and showcase his abilities.

“I’ll bring energy, lots of high energy, work-rate and hopefully goals. I pride myself on how many goals I score and how many chances I create. I hope I can bring that to the team,” said the ex-Liverpool under-23 captain, who has found the net six times this season.

Though he’s only recently returned to action after ankle ligament damage, he will now be immediately available for selection next Saturday at home to Walsall.

“I’m fully fit and fully ready to go. I did have a little lay-off, but I’ve played games in January and I’m ready to go straight in, if called upon.

“You want to get started straight away, get in the team and get to know the lads. Hopefully that’s the case.

“The manager said there’s opportunities and he sees me playing. That’s all I can ask for.”

One particular experience that will stand Virtue in good stead is his EFL action while on loan to Notts County last season, though he’s aiming for this move to fare much better.

“It really opened my eyes to senior football because that was my first loan spell and I got to know the style of football in League Two. Hopefully at Blackpool we can try and play a bit more,” he added.


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