ADAM’S GET­TING BACK TO HIS BEST

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Josh Wil­son

ADAM Matthews still has more to give ac­cord­ing to the player him­self, af­ter re­gain­ing full fit­ness fol­low­ing a ham­string in­jury.

The 24-year-old right back started the sea­son train­ing with the Sun­der­land Un­der-23 squad be­fore agree­ing a sea­son-long loan with Bris­tol City.

But he missed the start due to the in­jury and was able to make his re­turn only at the start of the De­cem­ber.

But even with only three games un­der his belt ahead of the week­end, the de­fender is con­fi­dent he has plenty more to show the staff at Ash­ton Gate as he gets up to speed.

“I’m feel­ing con­fi­dent in my own per­for­mances at the mo­ment,” he said. “I’m get­ting fit­ter with ev­ery game, al­though I don’t think I’m at my best yet. I’ll just keep work­ing hard.

“I didn’t have a good start to pre-sea­son so it be­came a tough start to the cam­paign for me; stop-start re­ally with the in­jury I picked up against New­cas­tle.

“I’ve en­joyed com­ing here and I’m work­ing re­ally hard to get up to speed.

“Hope­fully the in­juries are be­hind me now and I can get a good run in the team to build my fit­ness.”

FIT­TER: Adam Matthews

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