Matty Pearson returns to Blackburn Rovers tomorrow for the first time since leaving as an 18-year-old, a challenge he is definitely looking forward to.


With the Town hoping to secure their third win of the Championship season, there is plenty of importance on Pearson’s role as a defender trying to nullify Blackburn’s attacking threat.

The Hatters are without a win in September thus far, with Pearson hoping to put that right: “We have been reflecting on the games and we have had to see where we can improve. Even if it’s games we’ve won, we look at areas that we can improve so nothing much has changed, we know they were bad results.

“In any level of football you don’t like to lose games, so you just take that hurt, take it into the next game and use that to get a positive result.

“Coming up a level you know it’s not going to be easy but that’s irrelevant really, I think in general you just don’t want to lose games and a couple of weeks ago we won two games on the bounce, so it’s going to change quickly.”

Town have a chance to rectify three successive losses when they travel to Ewood Park and for the 26-year-old, he returns to the place where his football career started.

“I signed for Blackburn when I was nine-years-old and then left when I was 18. I think there might be one or two players still there, but there has been some big changes around there and they’ve had numerous managers since I left, so there will be a couple of connections but not much.

“It will be nice to go back there and hopefully show what I can do and how much I’ve come on since leaving.”

Whilst Pearson is certainly determined to prove his worth like many do against their old team, he also insists there is no bitterness there after leaving.

“Obviously it gave me a learning curve from nine-years-old all the way up through the youth team and then an extra year, so that’s given me the platform for my career and my time in general there was good, I enjoyed it. I met some good people, met some good players and like I said it will be nice to go back.

“I think though it was probably the best decision for me to get out of there and go play in the Conference and Conference North football, it worked for me.”

You can find out how Matty Pearson and the Town get on at Blackburn tomorrow by following the live feed text on the match centre or alternatively, tune into Simon Pitts’ full match commentary on iFollow.

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