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Sympathy Symphony

29 March 2016

JAMILLE Matt has admitted to modicum of sympathy for Sky Bet League 2 defenders.

After his second game partnered in attack with Reuben Reid, Argyle’s new loanee striker said he would not like to play against himself and Reuben if he were a defender.

Jamille opened the scoring against York after Reuben headed down a Gary Sawyer cross, with Argyle’s new number 19 in enough space to half-volley the ball into the York goal. Reuben then played a delightful pass through to Jamille who was brought down by York defender Dave Winfield for an Argyle penalty, which Reuben smashed home.

This came after a 2-0 win on Good Friday at Morecambe in which Jamille opened the scoring, and the pair gave Morecambe's centre-backs a tough afternoon. 
 
“I wouldn't like to be playing against the two of us,” said Matt. “We can both be handfuls. We can both do both sides of the game; running in behind and hold it up. It is good to know that when the ball comes up you have not always got to do the one thing and it keeps the defenders guessing as well so that is good for us and good for the team to know they can play the ball up and we will both try and get hold of it or both run in behind. They have not got to think ‘he’s not going to run in behind’ if they play it, so it is easier hopefully for our teammates to play with as well.
 
“For me, Reuben is easy to play with. If I make a move he will make the opposite move so it will be easy for me to play with him. Hopefully he thinks the same; hopefully we can keep building a partnership and keep scoring goals together.”
 
The blossoming partnership has seen Jamille score two in two, and Argyle win two in two, at a crucial time of the season. 
 
“As a striker your main focus is to go and score a goal," said Jamille. "I'm scoring goals and helping the team to win games so I'm doubly pleased and doubly happy.

“The ball came up. I think Reuben was battling with the centre half and I will always be sniffing around to try and get goals. It fell to me and I hit it first time.
 
“I always back myself to score goals if given the chances and hopefully I am starting to show that now. Before I came here I hadn't played many games so I am still getting sharper and fitter so hopefully in the next couple of weeks that will continue and that will show in the performances.
  
Jamille has said that he is happy he decided to move to Argyle, and hopes he can continue to contribute to the Pilgrim promotion push. The 26-year-old did confess however, that the move has not been easy.
 
“I'm not going to say it has been easy,"said Jamille. "It has been quite difficult, moving 300 miles from where I am used to. But like I said, I wanted to come out of my comfort zone, play games and be in a team that is looking to be promoted rather than just a middle of the road team. 

"I'm happy I made that decision and hopefully I will be here for a long time. I will keep playing and do well for the team I just want to be around the lads, they have made me feel very welcome. If I can keep helping the team, then long may it continue.”

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