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Rooney & Carroll Will Thrive on Jarvis’ Delivery

Matt Jarvis Matt Jarvis of Wolves in action during the FA Cup Sponsored by E.ON 4th Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Stoke City at Molineux on January 30, 2011 in Wolverhampton, England.

You don’t have to be an expert on Wolves players to know that Matt Jarvis has been their brightest star this season. He admitted that his first day of England training felt a bit like a first day at a new school, but revealed that the England players have made him feel welcome in what he described as a “fantastic feeling” being called up to play for his country.

It is a far cry from being released by Millwall when he was 16. His father explained that it was a “difficult time” for Jarvis who could have easily given up football because of the rejection, but he went on to say that Jarvis is “very, very determined”. It is that determination then, that has seen him rise to such a level when he is playing in the top tier of the Premier League and on the verge of an England appearance – an achievement many a young boy dreams of.

Last September Jarvis signed a new contract with Wolves, keeping him at the club until 2015, but his outstanding shows of brilliance at times have not only alerted Fabio Capello, but many of the top managers around England.

Jarvis’ crossing ability is just one of many qualities that many sides look to for a major source of goals, and having crossed the ball for Wolves 203 times this season alone, it is perhaps surprising that his side Wolves have not converted very many of them. The lack of real goal scoring prowess may be a reason, but there is no lack of that in the England team, with Liverpool’s Andy Carroll and Man utd’s Wayne Rooney leading the line.

Carroll had a blistering start to the Premier League season with Newcastle, scoring 11 in 19 appearances, and the 19 goals he scored the previous season to help Newcastle into the top tier had no shortage of blasted headers from pin-point crosses.

As for Rooney, his Manchester United form has been poor on the whole, but the rather large blip in the season has begun to pick up, with his touch and goal presence returning at last – to the relief of United fans. Last season he was United’s top scorer – that is easy to forget after such a torrid time, and 34 goals in 44 appearances is an enviable achievement. Where did those goals come from? What source did he miss miserably at the start of the season? Antonio Valencia’s crosses were sorely missed by Rooney, and as a result, is goalscoring form nose dived.

Matt Jarvis can help pick it up for England. His pace to get beyond a player and ability to cross into dangrous areas will see Carroll and Rooney thrive. Whether it be through a knock down by Carroll to the awaiting Rooney to finish, a direct header or a goal line scramble, those crosses will inevitably lead to chances and goals that could change a game.

I will look forward to see Jarvis in an England shirt, as I’m sure he will be too.

Tell me what you think!

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  1. united fan

    March 24, 2011 at 9:56 am

    the lad is quality tore our lads to bits this season

  2. Jon Worcester

    March 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Wolves have played with only Kevin Doyle up front for many games this season and while Matty has been crossing the ball in the box over and over again, we haven`t always been able to make the most of them this season although it still unerves the defence time and again, Im sure England could make more of it!!!

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