Dwayne Anthony Mattis
(born 31 July 1981 in Huddersfield
) is a professional footballer
. He is a midfielder who joined npower League 2 side, Chesterfield
, in May 2010.
Mattis began his career as a trainee with Huddersfield Town
, debuting on 1 May 1998 in the First Division
match which Huddersfield drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace
. Mattis came on as a 38th minute susbtitute for Jon Dyson
Mattis played his second match - the final game of 1998-99
- eight days later, but did not play again until the second game of 2001-02
, more than two years later. However, this was the breakthrough season for Mattis, who played a total of 29 league matches that season. Another full season followed, but in 2003-04
Mattis played only five games, including just one full match - the 6-2 defeat at Scunthorpe United
Released at the season's end, Mattis joined Bury and made his debut on 7 August 2004 in the 3-1 home win over Yeovil Town
. He has appeared regularly for the club since then.
Mattis has represented the Republic of Ireland at under-21 level.
On 10 January 2007, Mattis joined Barnsley after two unsuccessful bids despite offers from MK Dons. The final fee was £50,000 rising to £75,000 if Barnsley
avoid relegation, plus a 20% sell on fee.
In September 2007 he signed for Walsall
on a month long loan deal but suffered a broken leg in a 0-0 draw with Tranmere Rovers
and was sent back to Barnsley where he is expected to be out for three months. BBC Sport
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