Arsenal’s Matt Smith in on loan
Matt Smith, one of a triumvirate of Smith’s in Swindon’s squad, had made quite an impression at the County Ground, so much so that his parent club Arsenal called him back from his season-long loan and wanted to move him somewhere else. Sound familiar?
We have a good relationship with Arsenal and Gallen and Bowyer had the 20-year midfielder lined up in the summer, but were unable to finalize a loan deal due to the embargo.
Today the talented midfielder was at Sparrows Lane trying the number 18 shirt on for size, and will remain with us until the end of the season.
Steve Gallen said: “He’s done well at Swindon, we’ve followed him over the last few months and he came available late and we were in a position to sign him, so I’m pleased we’ve been able to get it done.”
The Addicks also have bid lodged for Crewe’s 23-year old winger Charlie Kirk. The offer is said to be £500,000.
Brendan Wiredu has written his touching farewell letter and is expected to sign for Colchester United today. Despite the complete decimation of our back four Wiredu has been unable to push for a first team place. I wish him well.
Finally, for the moment at least, Lee Bowyer has confirmed no defenders will be signed today.