Deadline day signing Matty Stevens can’t wait to get going with the Saddlers and revealed that he spoke to former team mates Jamille Matt and Taylor Allen about joining the club.
The 24-year-old became the Saddlers’ sixth and final signing of a busy January transfer window as he completed a late loan move from Sky Bet League One side Forest Green Rovers on deadline day.
Stevens is a prolific forward at this level having scored 27 goals for Forest Green last season and he is now looking to kick-on under Head Coach Michael Flynn.
“I am absolutely delighted to be here,” said Stevens.
“I had a few other clubs sniffing around but after speaking to the manager and looking at the league table and the personnel that we have got here, I thought it was the right move for me.
“The gaffer said to me that I obviously know Jamille Matt who I played with last season and a few of the other boys. He said we know what we are going to get from you having followed you for a long time.
“He said to come in, get some minutes under my belt and score some goals.
“I spoke to Taylor Allen and Jamille, having played with both of them before, and I found out what they both thought of the club from their time here so far and they both spoke positively of the players and the staff so for me it was a no brainer for me to come here.”
On linking up with Jamille once more, Stevens revealed the secret behind their successful partnership in League Two last season was all to do with having a good relationship and understanding of each others game.
“I just think we understood how each other played,” he continued. “I knew what Jamma’s strengths were and he knew what mine were.
“I like the fact that Jamma is a big man and when the ball go out wide to get a cross into the box, he attracts a lot of interest and that allows me to free myself up to find the spaces to score goals.
“On and off the pitch, Jamma is a great person and we just clicked from day one.
“I am definitely looking forward to linking up with Jamma again but not just with him but the boys who were here before as well. I have played against a lot of them and I am just excited to get going and I can’t wait to get on that pitch.”