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Wolfe: "My fitness is getting better every week."

6 April 2019

Matty Wolfe insists he is progressing each week as he continues his return from injury.

The young midfielder scored twice as Barnsley U23s ran out 2-0 winners against Bristol City on Friday afternoon – his first goals since making his long-awaited comeback.

“I feel a lot more positive; my fitness is getting better every week and I just want to keep progressing and adding more to my game,” said Wolfe.

“It was good to get on the score sheet; since I’ve been back, I’d not managed to grab a goal, but the most important thing is the three points and it was obviously nice to get a couple of goals as well.”

His first goal came after a surging run from deep before providing a calm finish into the bottom corner, while his second was confidently converted from the spot – despite the best attempts of Jojo Wallcott in the Robins’ goal.

It’s the first penalty that has been scored in a Barnsley U23s game this campaign – for and against – and Wolfe admits that was on his mind in the lead up.

“I remember the run where we’d missed four or five in a row, but I just though I’m going to have a pop here,” continued the 18-year-old, who recently signed a new contract with the Club“When he got a hand to it, I was thinking about going for the rebound, but it managed to go in and I’m delighted with that.”

Wolfe also reserved special praise for his teammates after what was a commanding display against a talented City outfit at Oakwell.

The young Reds were comfortable for large parts of the contest and never looked like relinquishing the lead that he had given them inside the opening six minutes.

“The team performance was great; we played well as units and it’s obviously nice to get the young lads on as well – Aiden Marsh and Sam Nicholson,” asserted Wolfe. “They deserve it because they’ve been doing well with the U18s, so it’s nice to see.”

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