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Matthew Smith

Tough tackling midfielder

Matt made his U18s debut whilst still 16-years-old during the 2015/16 season.

He penned a scholarship at the start of the following campaign and went on to play eighteen times for Lee Carsley's Academy outfit. 

Predominantly a midfielder, he has also performed at right back and hit a memorable last minute winner to send the U18s into the FA Youth Cup semi-final last season.

Having previously captained Wales at U17 level he has moved up to the U21 set-up and scored his first goal in the 3-1 win away at Lichtenstein in October 2017.

Smith made five appearances for the EDS last season, but will be a regular in the squad during 2017/18 with his combination of steel and subtlety on the ball making him a valuable component in midfield.

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