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EXPERT’S VIEW ON MATTY PEARSON

25 May 2021

Mike Simmonds provides an expert opinion on Matty Pearson

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How will Matty Pearson fit in at Huddersfield Town? Luton News Sports Editor Mike Simmonds gave the lowdown on the defender!

What can Huddersfield Town fans expect from Matty Pearson?

Huddersfield Town fans can expect a no-nonsense defender who wears his heart on his sleeve and will give absolutely everything he has to the cause.

What are his best qualities?

His best qualities are a pure desire to keep the ball out of his side’s net. Aerially, he is very strong, he loves to get stuck in and will throw his body on the line to block anything, while his communication and leadership at the back is very good.

He can also pop up with some important goals from set-pieces too, scoring 10 times during his three years with the Hatters.

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In terms of his character, what’s he like?

He’s quite quiet and unassuming off the pitch, preferring to get by without making a big fuss about anything.

That all changes when he crosses the white line as he’s very vocal and a dominating member of the back-line.

How did he help Luton to promotion three seasons ago and then adapt to the Sky Bet Championship?

He helped Luton immeasurably in their promotion season as striking up a solid central defensive partnership with Sonny Bradley, the duo saw Luton keep 19 clean sheets which was a massive reason behind their success.

Pearson then played 42 times as Luton managed to stay up in the Championship last term, even coming off the bench in the latter stages on the final day of the season when clearly still injured to do what he could in the 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers.

This season, he played another large chunk of matches helping Luton to tighten up dramatically at the back as they enjoyed a 12th placed finish, never once struggling against relegation.

Do you think he’s in the best moment of his career at the minute?

He has definitely improved since arriving at Luton with the work done by Nathan Jones and his coaching staff, as he has worked hard at his game, particularly on his distribution.

With over 80 Sky Bet Championship matches under his belt now in two years, then he will feel confident of being comfortable at this level, so Huddersfield Town could well get his best years.

How good of a signing do you think he is for Huddersfield Town?

He should be a decent addition for the Terriers, particularly as they won't want to have the worst defensive record in terms of conceding goals once more.

Being used to playing in a side that were hard to score against and kept a healthy number of clean sheets, he should be able to bring that confidence and nous with him.


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