JAMILLE Matt believes the quality in the Argyle squad will help him score goals during his loan spell at Home Park and propel the team to promotion from Sky Bet League 2.The 25-year-old forward is looking forward to adding to his first 20 minutes as a Pilgrim, which came as a substitute in last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Acrrington Stanley, when Luton come to town this weekend.
Jamille joined up with his new team-mates only the day before his debut, and has had a more settled time since, getting to know those with who he will share a dressing-room during his loan spell from League 1 Fleetwood Town.
“There’s quality in this squad,” he said. “I’ve been training the last couple of days and I can see the quality there; if we can match that quality with the training we’ve been doing, we will be promoted.
“I can score goals. I’ve showed that in the past and there is no reason why I can’t do that again. I’ve been in the situation with Fleetwood where we were going for promotion; I’ve experienced that in the past. It’s a great feeling when you do get that promotion, so I just want to see if I can add goals for the team and hopefully we get promoted.
“I like to hold the ball up, and try to run in behind, bring others into play; then try to get in the box and get on the end of things.
“I’ve approached every game trying to be aggressive and trying to score goals. I will be approaching this game in the same mentality; that is what I am looking forward to in the weekend.”
Jamille’s experiences at Accrington and subsequently have led him to believe, like everyone else, that the Pilgrims’ showing at the Wham Stadium was out of character.
He said: “From speaking to the lads, I don’t think we performed to our potential. You could see, straight away, that the mentality was there that there was no point in dwelling on it; ‘we need to look to the future and look to the next game’. You can see that, in training this week, everyone is trying to push each other to get ready for Saturday.”
The visit of Luton is the first of five at Home Park, amid ten in total, which will determine Argyle’s future.
“It’s a tight run,” said Jamille, “but, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing – you’ve got to be there for those games. Everyone’s going to be fighting to show what they can do towards the end of the season so I’m looking forward to it.”