Midfielder looking forward to facing up against Port Vale
Matthew Lund is hoping to silence the boo-boys when Blues travel to Port Vale on Saturday.
Matthew, who began his career with Crewe before moving to Stoke – Vale’s two biggest rivals, says he is expecting a few boos from the home ground this weekend.
The midfielder played at Vale Park earlier this season for Bristol Rovers and admits Micky Adams’ side were too strong for Rovers on that occasion.
Vale though have found the going tough in recent weeks and Matt believes Blues can take advantage of that on Saturday.
He said: “When I played there earlier in the season Port Vale were playing some of their best football of the season.
“They were too strong for us on that day, but they aren’t in as good form at the moment.
“I’ve played there a few times in my career so far and I’ve never received a great welcome.
“That’s part of football though and it doesn’t hinder my game at all really, you just ignore it.
“If we can play to the level we know we can there’s no doubt we can pick up three points.
“It’s important that we get the win, because we need three points, but there’s no doubt it’s going to be a tough game.”
Matthew has two games left of his current loan deal, and he says he’s thoroughly enjoyed his time with Blues so far.
“I’d love to stay,” he added. “But at the moment I’m only focused on getting three points in the next game.
“I’ve really had a good time here and the lads have been great.
“There has been a lot of games so I’ve played quite a lot of football and I feel like I am settled in now.
“Hopefully we can win the next two matches and then go from there in terms of staying at the Club.”