Matt Smith

A composed midfielder with an eye for a pass, Matthew lead by example throughout 2018/19 and captained our under-18s to glory in the Premier League south.

During this time he was the only player who failed to miss a single minute of league action, in addition to assisting more times than any other player (14). Matthew typically looks to operate as a deep-lying playmaker, tasked with controlling the tempo of games and picking out runners in the final third.

The young midfielder has been at the club since under-nine level, when he joined the Hale End Academy in May 2009.