Jamille Matt: Fleetwood Town striker enjoys 'wonderful job'

Jamille Matt
Jamille Matt has scored 13 goals in 45 appearances for Fleetwood

Fleetwood Town striker Jamille Matt says being a footballer is a "wonderful job" after scoring his first goal in 17 months following a serious injury.

The 25-year-old, who missed the 2014-15 season with a cruciate ligament injury, netted in the Cod Army's 4-0 win over Colchester on Saturday

"I didn't know how to celebrate or what to do when I scored," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"There's nothing worse than being injured for 12 months."

He added: "Hopefully I'll put that behind me and try to look forward to the future and score more goals."

Matt, who signed from Kidderminster Harriers for a club record fee in 2013, revealed a more philosophical outlook on football after his injury.

"The lads probably think I'm a broken record but I go on at them all the time when they moan about training," he added.

"It's a wonderful job we've got playing football. With all the injuries you get we've got to enjoy it all we can."

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