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Swindon Advertiser: Liverpool left-back Brad Smith is reportedly attracting interest from Swindon Town Liverpool left-back Brad Smith is reportedly attracting interest from Swindon Town

SWINDON Town are interested in bringing young Liverpool left-back Brad Smith to the County Ground.

Reports emerged in Liverpool this evening suggesting that Smith, who has one professional appearance to his name and is a former England youth international, is attracting interest from the Robins. And it is believed that an enquiry for the defender has been made by Town.

Swindon owner Lee Power discussed the possibility of linking up with Liverpool in the spring, with three or four potential loanees identified at the time, though with the recent High Court case involving the club transfer activity has been stifled.

 

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10:19pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

Sounds like just what we are looking for and found this info on the lad. I like the bit about the kids pace as that could be a huge asset. Still hope we can get Jack Stephens.

An Australian-born left-back blessed with lightning pace, Brad Smith graduated to the first-team squad under Brendan Rodgers during a breakthrough 2013-14 season for the defender.
Spotted while playing for the same high school as fellow Red Jack Robinson, Smith combines solid defending with exciting forays forward - most notably his ability to produce rampaging runs along the flank.
The England youth international earned crucial experience with his country during their run to the quarter-finals of the U17 World Cup in Mexico and also traveled on his club's tour to North America in the summer of 2012.
A serious anterior cruciate ligament injury disrupted Brad's upward progress, but the popular character returned to U21s duty in October 2013 and marked his comeback with a sublime, long-range goal.
Impressed by the young man's development, Rodgers included Smith in a group of Academy starlets invited to train with the senior players midway through the Northern Irishman's second season at the helm.
The full-back was named on the bench for the Reds' trip to Manchester City on Boxing Day, then reached a landmark by entering the action as a substitute against Chelsea for his debut on December 29, 2013.
Sounds like just what we are looking for and found this info on the lad. I like the bit about the kids pace as that could be a huge asset. Still hope we can get Jack Stephens. An Australian-born left-back blessed with lightning pace, Brad Smith graduated to the first-team squad under Brendan Rodgers during a breakthrough 2013-14 season for the defender. Spotted while playing for the same high school as fellow Red Jack Robinson, Smith combines solid defending with exciting forays forward - most notably his ability to produce rampaging runs along the flank. The England youth international earned crucial experience with his country during their run to the quarter-finals of the U17 World Cup in Mexico and also traveled on his club's tour to North America in the summer of 2012. A serious anterior cruciate ligament injury disrupted Brad's upward progress, but the popular character returned to U21s duty in October 2013 and marked his comeback with a sublime, long-range goal. Impressed by the young man's development, Rodgers included Smith in a group of Academy starlets invited to train with the senior players midway through the Northern Irishman's second season at the helm. The full-back was named on the bench for the Reds' trip to Manchester City on Boxing Day, then reached a landmark by entering the action as a substitute against Chelsea for his debut on December 29, 2013. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 10

10:32pm Mon 14 Jul 14

old town robin says...

Profile looks great, born in Oz, under 17 England International, main quality is his pace and likes to get forward. On the bench against man city boxing day and made his debut against Chelsea 3 days later.

If Lee was looking at 2 or 3 in the spring, think there might be a chance of one or two others from Liverpool with Stephens from Saints our defence will be beginning to look exciting. just need that striker to challenge AW and Smthy
Profile looks great, born in Oz, under 17 England International, main quality is his pace and likes to get forward. On the bench against man city boxing day and made his debut against Chelsea 3 days later. If Lee was looking at 2 or 3 in the spring, think there might be a chance of one or two others from Liverpool with Stephens from Saints our defence will be beginning to look exciting. just need that striker to challenge AW and Smthy old town robin
  • Score: 0

11:40pm Mon 14 Jul 14

RRobin69 says...

Brad Smith is a quality player for his age. Very attacking. Probably stronger going forward than he is defending. Extremely fast and highly thought of at Liverpool.
Brad Smith is a quality player for his age. Very attacking. Probably stronger going forward than he is defending. Extremely fast and highly thought of at Liverpool. RRobin69
  • Score: 3

4:38am Tue 15 Jul 14

Fernham Red says...

That's one of my socks gone............
That's one of my socks gone............ Fernham Red
  • Score: 2

5:15am Tue 15 Jul 14

Fernham Red says...

.....at the risk of sounding too excitable.........
I'm pleased that:
1) MC finally has a squad of players that he chose (or at least agreed with LP on)
2) We have adopted a strategy driven by youth development
3) We build a team around our own 'local' talent
4) We then top this us with the best young talent from the lower leagues
5) We are able to attract top English young players (England U19, U20, U21) from premier league teams to join the party
6) Financially speaking that is a very shrewd policy - when you consider our past young talents such as Tozer and Henshall brought in decent transfer fees
7) We have abandoned bringing in ex-big name players who are past their best and who are still living on their reputation
8) We've abandoned the policy of paying transfer fees EXCEPT for young players who represent a long term investment (Smith & Luongo)
9) Every player in our current squad has something to prove - either because of their age or because like Williams, wants to prove his doubters wrong
10) The average age of our 'active' squad is between 21 & 22, with only one player above 23 (Williams) - all of these players values will go up by playing regular football in League 1
11) We finished 8th in the league last year by adopting this model
12) This, to me, is a daring and exciting way to run a football club
13) To the best of my knowledge no-one else in English football is doing what we are doing right now or at least to the extreme that we are taking it.
14) I honestly believe that our core players are worth around 1.0m because of the fact they play every game, are young and will all be playing in the Championship or higher in the next 2-3 years (Wes, Nathan, Louis, Luongo, Kasim, Smith)
15) We still have a club at all (that should be no.1 on this list)
16) Yes, I'm very excited about the coming season - more so than any season I can remember

So, Brad - should you decide to join us - welcome to the revolution!
.....at the risk of sounding too excitable......... I'm pleased that: 1) MC finally has a squad of players that he chose (or at least agreed with LP on) 2) We have adopted a strategy driven by youth development 3) We build a team around our own 'local' talent 4) We then top this us with the best young talent from the lower leagues 5) We are able to attract top English young players (England U19, U20, U21) from premier league teams to join the party 6) Financially speaking that is a very shrewd policy - when you consider our past young talents such as Tozer and Henshall brought in decent transfer fees 7) We have abandoned bringing in ex-big name players who are past their best and who are still living on their reputation 8) We've abandoned the policy of paying transfer fees EXCEPT for young players who represent a long term investment (Smith & Luongo) 9) Every player in our current squad has something to prove - either because of their age or because like Williams, wants to prove his doubters wrong 10) The average age of our 'active' squad is between 21 & 22, with only one player above 23 (Williams) - all of these players values will go up by playing regular football in League 1 11) We finished 8th in the league last year by adopting this model 12) This, to me, is a daring and exciting way to run a football club 13) To the best of my knowledge no-one else in English football is doing what we are doing right now or at least to the extreme that we are taking it. 14) I honestly believe that our core players are worth around 1.0m because of the fact they play every game, are young and will all be playing in the Championship or higher in the next 2-3 years (Wes, Nathan, Louis, Luongo, Kasim, Smith) 15) We still have a club at all (that should be no.1 on this list) 16) Yes, I'm very excited about the coming season - more so than any season I can remember So, Brad - should you decide to join us - welcome to the revolution! Fernham Red
  • Score: 37

8:14am Tue 15 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

All
Smiths welcome
I was told it was Micheal smith from b rovers. Perhaps it's both.
A team full of smiths won't go down well with the f/l
All Smiths welcome I was told it was Micheal smith from b rovers. Perhaps it's both. A team full of smiths won't go down well with the f/l smirg kcab
  • Score: -8

8:32am Tue 15 Jul 14

umpcah says...

Fernham Red wrote:
.....at the risk of sounding too excitable.........
I'm pleased that:
1) MC finally has a squad of players that he chose (or at least agreed with LP on)
2) We have adopted a strategy driven by youth development
3) We build a team around our own 'local' talent
4) We then top this us with the best young talent from the lower leagues
5) We are able to attract top English young players (England U19, U20, U21) from premier league teams to join the party
6) Financially speaking that is a very shrewd policy - when you consider our past young talents such as Tozer and Henshall brought in decent transfer fees
7) We have abandoned bringing in ex-big name players who are past their best and who are still living on their reputation
8) We've abandoned the policy of paying transfer fees EXCEPT for young players who represent a long term investment (Smith & Luongo)
9) Every player in our current squad has something to prove - either because of their age or because like Williams, wants to prove his doubters wrong
10) The average age of our 'active' squad is between 21 & 22, with only one player above 23 (Williams) - all of these players values will go up by playing regular football in League 1
11) We finished 8th in the league last year by adopting this model
12) This, to me, is a daring and exciting way to run a football club
13) To the best of my knowledge no-one else in English football is doing what we are doing right now or at least to the extreme that we are taking it.
14) I honestly believe that our core players are worth around 1.0m because of the fact they play every game, are young and will all be playing in the Championship or higher in the next 2-3 years (Wes, Nathan, Louis, Luongo, Kasim, Smith)
15) We still have a club at all (that should be no.1 on this list)
16) Yes, I'm very excited about the coming season - more so than any season I can remember

So, Brad - should you decide to join us - welcome to the revolution!
I enjoyed your post Fernham. Not too sure if I`m as excited about the coming season as you are but am hopeful. I wish Paul Bodin was still here to help develop youngsters but Coops probably prefers to select his own back up staffanyway . Does anyone know Paul`s whereabouts and how he is now ?
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: .....at the risk of sounding too excitable......... I'm pleased that: 1) MC finally has a squad of players that he chose (or at least agreed with LP on) 2) We have adopted a strategy driven by youth development 3) We build a team around our own 'local' talent 4) We then top this us with the best young talent from the lower leagues 5) We are able to attract top English young players (England U19, U20, U21) from premier league teams to join the party 6) Financially speaking that is a very shrewd policy - when you consider our past young talents such as Tozer and Henshall brought in decent transfer fees 7) We have abandoned bringing in ex-big name players who are past their best and who are still living on their reputation 8) We've abandoned the policy of paying transfer fees EXCEPT for young players who represent a long term investment (Smith & Luongo) 9) Every player in our current squad has something to prove - either because of their age or because like Williams, wants to prove his doubters wrong 10) The average age of our 'active' squad is between 21 & 22, with only one player above 23 (Williams) - all of these players values will go up by playing regular football in League 1 11) We finished 8th in the league last year by adopting this model 12) This, to me, is a daring and exciting way to run a football club 13) To the best of my knowledge no-one else in English football is doing what we are doing right now or at least to the extreme that we are taking it. 14) I honestly believe that our core players are worth around 1.0m because of the fact they play every game, are young and will all be playing in the Championship or higher in the next 2-3 years (Wes, Nathan, Louis, Luongo, Kasim, Smith) 15) We still have a club at all (that should be no.1 on this list) 16) Yes, I'm very excited about the coming season - more so than any season I can remember So, Brad - should you decide to join us - welcome to the revolution![/p][/quote]I enjoyed your post Fernham. Not too sure if I`m as excited about the coming season as you are but am hopeful. I wish Paul Bodin was still here to help develop youngsters but Coops probably prefers to select his own back up staffanyway . Does anyone know Paul`s whereabouts and how he is now ? umpcah
  • Score: 1

9:47am Tue 15 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

If we can tie up links with Liverpool that would be fantastic news.

Good post from Fernham I agree with a lot of it, but I'm not nearly as excited as we have lost loads of players without having made a single signing yet....but let's see who arrives certainly sounds potentially very exciting.

Imo I still think we would be better with a couple of experienced pro's to guide the youngsters through tough times, although maybe Nathan, Wes and Mass now fit that bill
If we can tie up links with Liverpool that would be fantastic news. Good post from Fernham I agree with a lot of it, but I'm not nearly as excited as we have lost loads of players without having made a single signing yet....but let's see who arrives certainly sounds potentially very exciting. Imo I still think we would be better with a couple of experienced pro's to guide the youngsters through tough times, although maybe Nathan, Wes and Mass now fit that bill Wilesy
  • Score: 3

12:38pm Tue 15 Jul 14

RRobin69 says...

Just noticed - that photo isn't of Brad Smith. Well done Adver.
Just noticed - that photo isn't of Brad Smith. Well done Adver. RRobin69
  • Score: 2

3:45pm Tue 15 Jul 14

old town robin says...

The story broke from the Liverpool Echo last night, nothing from our end confirming any interest. Think Sam needs to put the question to MC if there is any truth in this rumour.
The story broke from the Liverpool Echo last night, nothing from our end confirming any interest. Think Sam needs to put the question to MC if there is any truth in this rumour. old town robin
  • Score: -1

4:16pm Tue 15 Jul 14

London Red says...

I doubt Sam will get any info as the club don't sem to be speaking to him much still
.
Andrew Steele-Davis of FLIC tweeted last night his sources confirmed we have made an enquiry - FLIC is the media of choice of the club so I would take it that this story is true
.
If you notice a fair few stories on here now state FLIC in them!
I doubt Sam will get any info as the club don't sem to be speaking to him much still . Andrew Steele-Davis of FLIC tweeted last night his sources confirmed we have made an enquiry - FLIC is the media of choice of the club so I would take it that this story is true . If you notice a fair few stories on here now state FLIC in them! London Red
  • Score: 2

6:34pm Tue 15 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Fernham Red wrote:
.....at the risk of sounding too excitable.........
I'm pleased that:
1) MC finally has a squad of players that he chose (or at least agreed with LP on)
2) We have adopted a strategy driven by youth development
3) We build a team around our own 'local' talent
4) We then top this us with the best young talent from the lower leagues
5) We are able to attract top English young players (England U19, U20, U21) from premier league teams to join the party
6) Financially speaking that is a very shrewd policy - when you consider our past young talents such as Tozer and Henshall brought in decent transfer fees
7) We have abandoned bringing in ex-big name players who are past their best and who are still living on their reputation
8) We've abandoned the policy of paying transfer fees EXCEPT for young players who represent a long term investment (Smith & Luongo)
9) Every player in our current squad has something to prove - either because of their age or because like Williams, wants to prove his doubters wrong
10) The average age of our 'active' squad is between 21 & 22, with only one player above 23 (Williams) - all of these players values will go up by playing regular football in League 1
11) We finished 8th in the league last year by adopting this model
12) This, to me, is a daring and exciting way to run a football club
13) To the best of my knowledge no-one else in English football is doing what we are doing right now or at least to the extreme that we are taking it.
14) I honestly believe that our core players are worth around 1.0m because of the fact they play every game, are young and will all be playing in the Championship or higher in the next 2-3 years (Wes, Nathan, Louis, Luongo, Kasim, Smith)
15) We still have a club at all (that should be no.1 on this list)
16) Yes, I'm very excited about the coming season - more so than any season I can remember

So, Brad - should you decide to join us - welcome to the revolution!
Are you LR in disguise?
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: .....at the risk of sounding too excitable......... I'm pleased that: 1) MC finally has a squad of players that he chose (or at least agreed with LP on) 2) We have adopted a strategy driven by youth development 3) We build a team around our own 'local' talent 4) We then top this us with the best young talent from the lower leagues 5) We are able to attract top English young players (England U19, U20, U21) from premier league teams to join the party 6) Financially speaking that is a very shrewd policy - when you consider our past young talents such as Tozer and Henshall brought in decent transfer fees 7) We have abandoned bringing in ex-big name players who are past their best and who are still living on their reputation 8) We've abandoned the policy of paying transfer fees EXCEPT for young players who represent a long term investment (Smith & Luongo) 9) Every player in our current squad has something to prove - either because of their age or because like Williams, wants to prove his doubters wrong 10) The average age of our 'active' squad is between 21 & 22, with only one player above 23 (Williams) - all of these players values will go up by playing regular football in League 1 11) We finished 8th in the league last year by adopting this model 12) This, to me, is a daring and exciting way to run a football club 13) To the best of my knowledge no-one else in English football is doing what we are doing right now or at least to the extreme that we are taking it. 14) I honestly believe that our core players are worth around 1.0m because of the fact they play every game, are young and will all be playing in the Championship or higher in the next 2-3 years (Wes, Nathan, Louis, Luongo, Kasim, Smith) 15) We still have a club at all (that should be no.1 on this list) 16) Yes, I'm very excited about the coming season - more so than any season I can remember So, Brad - should you decide to join us - welcome to the revolution![/p][/quote]Are you LR in disguise? The Jockster
  • Score: -2

9:31pm Tue 15 Jul 14

RRobin69 says...

RRobin69 wrote:
Just noticed - that photo isn't of Brad Smith. Well done Adver.
Right, photo was changed. That is now Brad Smith ;-)
[quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: Just noticed - that photo isn't of Brad Smith. Well done Adver.[/p][/quote]Right, photo was changed. That is now Brad Smith ;-) RRobin69
  • Score: 1
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