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Remi Matthews feeling positive about battle for survival at Doncaster

PUBLISHED: 18:47 31 March 2016 | UPDATED: 18:47 31 March 2016

Remi Matthews in action for Doncaster during his debut at Colchester. Picture: Phil Morley

Remi Matthews in action for Doncaster during his debut at Colchester. Picture: Phil Morley

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Norwich City goalkeeper Remi Matthews is relishing the challenge of a League One relegation battle with Doncaster Rovers.

The Gorleston-born keeper is spending the remainder of the campaign with the South Yorkshire club, after making his debut for Darren Ferguson’s side last weekend.

The 22-year-old could not prevent a 4-1 loss at fellow strugglers Colchester on Saturday and saw a deflected effort cruelly beat him in a 1-0 home loss to another survival rival, Blackpool, on Monday.

“We’ve got it all to play for like I said when I got here. We are fighting relegation and it’s not been a great first two games but we’ve got another seven to go,” Matthews said.

“If I’m sitting here with two games to go then maybe I wouldn’t be as positive but we’ve got 21 points to play for.

“If you look at the Blackpool game there’s a lot of positives to take from it but at the end of the day we lost the game and we wanted the three points.

“I thought we dug in deep, stuck together and put on a good show. We hit the bar and if it goes in then it’s a different game while I’m down at the other end with little to do in the second half, they come down and get a lucky deflection which goes in.”

The Canaries youngster is taking inspiration from Colchester as well, who followed up their defeat of Doncaster by beating Coventry 1-0 to move off the bottom of the table.

“Colchester in the last couple of games have shown that anything can happen if you get one win, it could then turn to two or three wins but that’s what we need,” Matthews added, speaking to his temporary club’s official website.

“We need a bit of luck and once we get that, we’ll be fine.

“When I first came in I saw a good team spirit, they’re positive. I was at Burton at the start of the season and their mind set is exactly the same.

“We’ve got some great players in the team that stick together and that one win will change it all.”

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