Date: 14th July 2016 at 1:32pm
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Former Fleetwood Town striker Jamille Matt played his first game for Blackpool in the recent pre season friendly against Dundee United, and having found the net in the three nil victory, alongside Danny Philliskirk who grabbed a brace, the striker said he hoped it was the first of many more to come.

Speaking to the Official Site having come on as a substitute in the second half, he explained.

‘You’re never 100 per cent going into pre-season games, you use them to get your fitness and sharpness in. Getting your first goal settles you down straight away, so it’s nice to have scored as early as possible. I’m now looking to keep working hard ahead of another game tomorrow.’

With eleven goals to his name last season, including seven during a loan spell with Plymouth, Matt went on to say that clearly after relegation last season, there was pressure on the five strikers at the club to perform and find the net regularly.

That of course, should hopefully just encourage competition and drive each of them to their best though.

‘There’s five strikers and everybody offers something different. It’ll be good to see how we all work together because we’ve got some good strong attacking options. Your job as a striker is to score goals. You can play bad for 80 minutes, but if you pop up and score a couple of goals in the other ten minutes then nobody remembers the other stuff you did in that game. We’re all hungry to score goals and the competition in the squad can only be good. If you don’t score, then next week you might not be in the team. Hopefully we’ll all be banging them in this season.’

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