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Virtue: Enjoying My Football But Room To Improve

Midfielder Continuously Looking To Improve

9 January 2020

Matty Virtue is happy with his current form, but insists there is still plenty of room to improve.

The 22-year-old has impressed at the heart of the Blackpool midfield in recent weeks, proving himself to be a real asset to Simon Grayson’s side. The midfielder has played 21 times for Blackpool so far this season and played the full 90 minutes in the past three matches over the Christmas period.

“I feel I’ve been playing well recently and I’m really enjoying my football,” Virtue said.

“It’s good to be involved so often after making that breakthrough into the first team this season. The more games you play, the more you learn as a player and I feel I’m coming on as an individual and continuously learning the game.”

As well as giving the team the engine and legs in midfield, Virtue has chipped in with some goals this season, including a stunner at Sunderland earlier in December which was voted as the supporter’s Goal of the Month over social media.

“It’s pleasing to win the Goal of the Month award, as I think it was one of my best hits,” Virtue said.

“It’s nice to be recognised for things like that. Ultimately, we didn’t grab the win up at Sunderland, but it was a good point in the end. It’s important we push on now for a big second half of the season, starting with the FA Cup match at home to Reading, which we are all looking forward to.”


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