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Premiership Player Profile – Matt Jarvis

Today I will be changing the format of my profile, as I think the profiles I have done are beginning to get a bit long winded, so I will be setting my player profiles out differently, as I will be changing the layout, the same layout which is used by fellow blogger 5stars. Today’s profile is Wolves star Matt Jarvis.

Matt Jarvis is currently a winger who his plying his trade with one of this season’s promoted sides, Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 23 year old started his career at League 1 side Gillingham, Jarvis played at the Priestfield Stadium for five years amassing over 100 appearances for the ‘Gills’. Jarvis decided to move to Wolves in the year 2007, and last season he was a major factor in the West Midlands side, as they gained promotion back into the Premier League. Last season, Matt Jarvis featured 28 times in the league, netting three goals in the process.

This season the former Gillingham man has played a massive part in Wolves’ campaign. The club are currently in a relegation scrap and for Jarvis his goal at the weekend could well prove to be crucial. Matt Jarvis is the 2nd most appeared player for Wolves this season, behind captain Karl Henry, that stat just goes to show why Jarvis has been a key player in the 09/10 campaign.

Jarvis has scored three goals in all competitions this season; his first goal was scored in the third round of the FA Cup, as he netted the winning goal against Tranmere Rovers. His second goal came in the league, against relegation rivals Hull City. At the weekend the winger claimed his third goal of the season, as he scored a crucial goal in a 2-1 win over Burnley.

Throughout his football career, the Wolves man has suffered with numerous injury problems; in his time with Gillingham he needed an operation on his hernia, an injury which kept him out of action for around two months. With his current club Wolves, Jarvis has suffered two unfortunate injuries, as his debut had to be put on hold as he picked up a hip and groin injury during pre-season in the year 2007. Also last season he injured his hamstring, which made him miss around two months of the 08/09 Coca Cola Championship campaign.

Lastly his playing style has been praised by former team mate Steve Claridge. Jarvis and Claridge played for Gillingham together in the year 2005, however the former Leicester hero only managed one appearance for the ‘Gills’, anyway Claridge claimed that Jarvis’s main attributes were his pace and his mental quickness. While at Wolves, Jarvis loves to attack the opposition down his predominant left flank, as he uses his pace and skill to get past players. Overall Matt Jarvis has been a key asset for Wolves this season, and hopefully he can play a major part in Wolves’ survival bid.

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