‘I’m not at the end of my playing career yet’
Bloomfield assures fans he has years left in his legs
MATT Bloomfield insists he still has plenty of years left in his legs, despite having his testimonial last summer.
Following his celebration game against Chelsea back in July, fans could be forgiven for thinking Bloomfield’s Wycombe career was starting to wind down.
Starting the season on the bench, his only start in the first three months of the season came against Coventry in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
But November saw the midfielder reclaim his place in the side, starting all four games as Wycombe surged to the top of League Two, as well as into the second round of the FA Cup.
And although the veteran has been back on the bench of late, injuries meant he was back in the starting line up last weekend – and he has made it clear he is far from finished.
Bloomfield said: “I’m only 30. I was lucky enough to get 10 years here under my belt early as I joined the club quite early in my career, but there is a lot of football still left in me.
“I got left out at the start of the season and lads were picking up the points, so it was fine by me.
“But I got my chance and would
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ROLLER COASTER: Wycombe’s Matt Bloomfield had his testimonal last summer like to think I took it with both hands by helping the team pick up more points. Whatever happens in the new year, even just to look at what we have achieved at this point, it has to go down as a great accomplishment.
“Last year was such a low ebb, but the gaffer has learnt from that and has been able to improve things so quickly – we never thought what has happened this season would happen.
“From being bottom of the league last season to being top over Christmas – my testimonial year has been a roller coaster of a year. I have absolutely loved it, and it’s good to be finishing it on a high.”
Wycombe slipped off top spot following Boxing Day’s 1-1 home draw with Luton, but stayed level on points with new leaders Shrewsbury after holding them to a goalless draw at Greenhaus Meadow on Sunday.
The Chairboys are back in action on Saturday at home to Hartlepool, who they beat 3-1 away only a month ago, thanks to goals from Bloomfield, Paris Cowan-Hall and Alfie Mawson.
SO CLOSE: season soon