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Hitman Matt headed for top insists Boothroyd
10:00am Saturday 5th January 2013 in Sport
HIGHLY-rated Kidderminster Harriers striker Jamille Matt could be heading for a big-money move to the Championship or above, according to Northampton Town boss Aidy Boothroyd.
The League Two Cobblers have long been admirers of Harriers’ prize asset and had three bids for his services rejected just over 12 months ago.
But they have pulled out of the running to land his signature in the January transfer window, believing they cannot compete with the clubs who have been linked with the in-form 22-year-old, who scored seven goals last month.
Matt, who this week penned an 18-month contract extension, is thought to have attracted interest from Premier League side West Brom and Championship outfit Peterborough among others.
Boothroyd said: “Since Matt’s come back we’ve been watching him and I’ve been to see him a couple of times but he’s doing that well and scoring that many goals he might just be beyond us.
“We’ve alerted the world to him and that’s what happens sometimes. He is one player who I have liked for a long time but I don’t think we’ll be in a position to compete with the types of clubs that will be going for him.
“That’s just the nature of the game, it will probably work out better for them because the longer something goes on it becomes like an auction.
“But you have to know when the time is right to get out of an auction and we’ve definitely left the building. We won’t be bidding.”