Matty Pearson on his aim to add stability to Town’s defensive unit
- Matty Pearson explains his main role as a Huddersfield Town man
- Defender believes he’s in the prime of his career
- Watch the full interview on #HTTV
New Huddersfield Town defender Matty Pearson is focused on clean sheets and keeping goals out ahead of the 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship campaign.
The 27-year-old has been a regular in the second tier of English football for Luton Town over the last two seasons and the Hatters only conceded 52 goals last season.
Embarking on a new challenge, the centre-half outlined his ambitions to sure up the Terriers’ defence.
“Rule number one is to defend and secondary is playing out. I’m here to defend and stop goals going in; that’s my main job and what defenders are for.
“Obviously then you can add extra bits to your game like playing out, but like I said the main role is to stop goals going in.
“Clean sheets are the main aim, especially as a defensive unit and goalkeeper; that’s our job and why we’re there. We aren’t there to score goals and do other stuff, we are there to stop the ball going in.
“Football nowadays you need to be able to do everything. I will do everything I can, try to play out and stop goals going in.”
After featuring regularly for the Hatters, Matty believes he’s in the best form of his career and is keen to kick on and help Huddersfield Town.
“The last two or three years have been great for me playing pretty much every game, getting amongst regular football at a high level. I played regular football in League 2 and the Conference, but if you can do that at a higher level it means something. I take pride in doing that.
“I’m 27 now, the next three or four years will be the main ones in my career. I have this opportunity now and I want to take it. I want to play here, I want to help the Club, and if you string some results together, you’re right up there.
“I want to bring some stability and provide for the Club to move us up the league.”