DELIGHTED to get off the mark, Jamille Matt insists strike partner Aaron Collins is a perfect bedfellow, writes Sam Wiles.

Part of a car school who travel from Newport, the Forest Green duo are on the right track as Collins teed up Matt to claim second-half parity in a 1-1 against Walsall on Saturday.

“We have a good relationship and I think the way that he (Aaron Collins) plays compliments myself," Matt told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

“I’ve seen a stat that Aaron has created the most chances in the league, so he’s a very good player and if he continues to do what he’s doing, then it will bode very well for us.”

Matt was delighted to open his account for his new club following his summer switch from Newport County.

He said: “When you come to a new club you always want to get off the mark as quickly as possible. That is a positive and I'm off the mark now and looking to add many more over the coming matches.”

With a staggering 27 shots on goal compared to Walsall’s two, it’s hard to believe that Mark Cooper’s side didn’t take all three points.

And Matt believes that it’s only a matter of time before they start claiming the wins.

He added: “Looking back at the stats you’ll probably see we had quite a lot of shots again, which has been a little bit of a common theme in the past few weeks.

“We’re desperately disappointed because it feels like we could’ve won the game. “The stats are showing that we’re doing well but the biggest stat that we want to have is that three points at the end of the game.

“It’s another point on the board, we’re unbeaten and we’ll take that with us into Tuesday now.”

Forest Green entertain West Brom U21s on Tuesday, 7pm in the EFL Trophy Group Stage. The Baggies are set to include former Cirencester Town attacker Owen Windsor.