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Inside the camp: Matt Bloomfield

Club captain pens programme notes for the Carlisle game.

2 February 2018

Due to a proof-reading error, the wrong text appears in Matt Bloomfield's column for the matchday programme for tomorrow's game against Carlisle. The correct version is published below.

A big congratulations has to go to Nathan Tyson for celebrating his 50th goal for the club on Tuesday evening. Tys still has the electric pace that he did in his first spell here. With age he must be half a yard down but it's hard to see it.

I have always said that in his first spell here he was the quickest player that I have ever played with. It's such a weapon in our armoury and once he gets it on his left foot you know that he is going to pull the trigger.

50 goals is a great milestone for him to hit and I'm so pleased for him.

Browny definitely deserves a special mention for his continued excellent form. He pulled off a number of eye catching saves on Tuesday evening and it's not the first time this season that he has pulled off the spectacular. He has a knack of reading shots and seems to get to things that you're just not expecting him to.

After suffering a bad groin injury at the start of last season and then the arrival of Jamal, Browny had to be patient. He trains hard every day and puts in the hard yards on the training ground.

For those of you that haven't seen the aforementioned gentlemen in action on the iFollow interview after the game at Luton, I can assure you that Tys and Browny are the latest double act at the training ground. As in the interview, they are always up to something and usually making up something completely fictional whilst trying to persuade everyone that it's true. Their latest trick: telling people that I told them!

Our win on Tuesday made it four league wins from four in January. Barring the disappointing afternoon against Preston in the FA Cup we have to be very pleased with how the year has started. We have to use this as confidence whilst retaining the hunger that has allowed us to gain these results. The league is so tight and I dare say there are so many twists and turns to come over the next three months.

Since my last notes we have welcomed four new loan signings. All four of the lads have settled straight in. Tafari and Nathan had only a day or two before the Colchester game to get to know the boys and understand the way that we play. The way they applied themselves that afternoon, and since, says a huge amount about them. They have great pedigree and have been given a really good upbringing in the game. We are very lucky to have them both.

Randell has looked really sharp in training and will be hoping that he will get the chance to impress the gaffer, while Curtis arrived last week and has looked very solid in training. I have played against Curtis before and always found him an extremely tough and combative opponent. We know that he will bring those qualities in abundance for us.

Enjoy the game,

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