Monday 1 February 2021

He rocked the Robins

20-year old Arsenal player Matt Smith has joined Charlton on loan.   He has been a standout player at Swindon Town:

Smith joined Arsenal aged seven:,_born_2000)

The Athletic has run an in depth feature on him (I don't have any financial connection with this publication, but I find the subscription good value).

They say in relation to his time with the Rocking Robins: 'In his nine games, Smith averages two tackles and two interceptions per 90 minutes (both club highs) while also laying on three key passes every two games (third highest at Swindon). Although he has only made one assist so far, his ability to split the defence from deep, as he has done for Balogun so often, is proving beneficial.'

It is thought that he will be able to develop more quickly at Charlton than at Swindon.

Charlton defender Brendan Wiredu is to join Colchester United.   On Instagram Wiredu has said that he is sorry to leave the club he joined at the age of seven, but could not turn down a first team opportunity.  He expresses his thanks for all the support he has received.   He has been somewhat unfortunate and I wish him every success with the U's.

No comments: