Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Fixture News

Macey Welcomes Positive Start

Keeper hoping for more Pompey joy at Peterborough

26 January 2023

Matt Macey
Photo: Jason Brown/Pro Sports Images

Matt Macey could probably not have asked for a more positive start to his spell on loan at Pompey.

The keeper impressed in maintaining a clean sheet on his debut in a 2-0 victory over Exeter at Fratton Park less than 24 hours after arriving from Luton.

And did the same again a few days later to ensure that the Blues returned home from Fleetwood with all three points.

That is despite making just a single appearance for the Hatters during the first half of the campaign and now Macey is looking to continue the run at Peterborough.

He said: “It’s always good to win games and keep clean sheets. We backed it up on Tuesday and hopefully we can go again.

“I’m looking to get into a rhythm of playing football again and so having three matches in a week is definitely helpful.

"You just have to be ready and it just so happened that my first touch on my debut happened to be a save rather than anything basic."

Matt Macey

“It’s a realistic part of being a goalkeeper that you might have long periods out of the team and then be needed again.

“You just have to be ready and it just so happened that my first touch on my debut was a save rather than anything basic.

“There was then a really solid defensive performance on Tuesday night and despite going down to 10, it didn’t feel like we were under the cosh.

“It’s going to be a tough job to go to Peterborough and make it three from three, but there’s confidence in the group right now.”

Macey made his debut in the Fratton End goalmouth at the same time as head coach John Mousinho was in the dug-out for the first time.

He said: “We had a conversation before I came in and it was good to see where the club was aiming and that he wanted to build momentum.

“It was all I needed to hear really because everything else about playing for Pompey just ticks all the boxes.”

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account