Matt Ball spoke to Boro Player this week after securing his one-month loan move to Farnborough FC, and he was clearly pleased with the chance to get back to playing football.
Ball, who signed from Norwich City in the summer, told us “It’s been a hard season for me, just wanting to play games, and finally I have the chance to go on loan and get a few under my belt.”
With a move in the pipeline Matt revealed that he familiarized himself with the Blue Square South side at the weekend.
“I watched them on Saturday against Hayes and Yeading and they won 4-1 – they’re a very attacking side which I like and they pass the ball quite well so hopefully I fit in with them.”
He continued “I spoke to the manager on Saturday as well, he introduced me to all of the players and I spoke to him and he outlined what he wants form me and how his team plays really.”
Loan experience is vital to young players and there are many who have their sights on making it as a regular in the Boro first team in the short-term future, with the likes of Anthony Furlonge and Michael Thalassitis both enjoying spells at lower league clubs this year, and Ball echoed their sentiments on its importance, saying “as a youngster you do want to go out and play men’s football and this will give me the opportunity to go out get that experience.”
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