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Matt Smith has joined newly-promoted League One side Swindon Town on loan for the 2020/21 season.
The 19-year-old has been at the club since under-9 level and progressed through our Hale End Youth Academy, signing his first professional contract with us in February 2019.
A composed midfielder, the Harlow-born youngster captained us to the Under-18 Premier League South title in 2018/19, playing every single minute during the victorious campaign.
Matt was a regular in the under-23s last season and frequently trained with the first-team squad.
His fine performances were rewarded with his selection into the first-team matchday squad on six occasions after the season’s restart, including being an unused substitute in our Heads Up FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.
We wish Matt the best of luck for next season at Swindon and look forward to supporting him through his continued development.