Spotland Secrets: MM get to know the Rochdale players… meet Matty Done

By Josh Nicholls

MM gets to know the Rochdale players a little bit better, this week we caught up with winger recently turned full-back Matty Done.

MM: What’s the best moment in your career so far?

Done: Beating Leeds at Spotland was a big one. It didn’t feel like an upset in the end because we played so well it could’ve been four or five nil. Or beating Leeds home and away when I was at Barnsley, 4-1 at home and 2-1 away. Touch wood I’ve never lost to Leeds!

MM: and the worst moment in your career?

Done: I tend to forget about them I don’t want to think about them too much.

MM: Who’s the toughest opponent you’ve ever faced?

Done: I played for Wrexham in a pre-season game against Liverpool when they had just won the Champions League in 2005 and Luis Garcia in that game was something else.

MM: Who is your footballing hero?

Done: Being a massive United fan and being a left-winger as I grew up it was obviously going to be Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as well because as a United fan I can say they’ve been brilliant for the club.

MM: Who is your best friend in football?

Done: Probably Simon Spender (now a defender for Welsh side The New Saints) I was in the youth team with him at Wrexham, we played in the first team together and we’ve kept friends from 16 all the way up until now so I’ve got to say him.

MM: What the best stadium you’ve played at?

Done: Celtic’s Parkhead, I played there last season while on loan at Hibernian.

MM: What do you like to do away from football?

Done: Golf, my other big ambition was to try and turn pro at golf when I was younger so I’ve stuck to that.

MM: What’s the last song you downloaded?

Done: James, I downloaded their album the other day for some mad reason so that was the last one- a blast from the past!

MM: What’s the last film you saw?

Done: The Wolf of Wall Street.

MM: And finally, if you could invite five celebrities out for a drink who would you pick?

Done: I had this conversation with my mate the other day. I’ll go with Becks (David Beckham) I’d love to pick his mind, Will Ferrell, Liam Gallagher (long pause) I’m going to have a bird in there aren’t I? Sloan out of Entourage (Actress is Emmanuelle Chriqui) and I’ll get Jamie Oliver to cook as well.

Image courtesy of Rochdale AFC, with thanks.

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