Smith sets out Swindon aim

Brad Smith in action against Scunthorpe

Brad Smith in action against Scunthorpe

First published in STFC News

BRAD Smith intends to “get as many minutes as possible” under his belt during his time at Swindon Town after joining on a youth loan from Liverpool.

The full-back only arrived at the County Ground on Thursday and trained just once with his new teammates prior to starting the opening-day victory over Scunthorpe United at the weekend.

However, he impressed in bursts with his rapid pace and appeared to slot in well to Town’s 3-5-2 system. After the game, he spoke about what he can offer the Robins and how he’s found the process of settling into life in Wiltshire.

He said: “I’ve played 21s for three years and under 18s before that. I got a sniff of the first team but it’s good to be out here and get some experience with a good team.

“They’ve put me up in a hotel the first day and the second day they put me in a flat. They’ve been great, all the staff here.

“The training is good. They try to do what they do in the games and take it from the training sessions into the games.

“I just want to get as many minutes as possible and help the lads do as well as they can this season. (Pace) is one of my attributes so I want to use it well. If you don’t have pace you have to have other things but it helps me a lot.

“It’s a lovely ground and the fans were great today – singing and not getting on our backs today. It was great.”

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9:04am Mon 11 Aug 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Young Brad looks a great prospect and having him in the side gives Nathan Byrne the chance to operate down the right. Brad took up some great positions on Saturday and looks like he could give us some John Trollope type over-lapping runs down the left.

Get Jack Stephens in to steady the defence and we will start to tighten up. So many good young players and amazing to think that the oldest player in the starting line up against Scunthorpe was 23. Does anyone know the name of the kid with red hair that was on the subs bench Saturday?
Young Brad looks a great prospect and having him in the side gives Nathan Byrne the chance to operate down the right. Brad took up some great positions on Saturday and looks like he could give us some John Trollope type over-lapping runs down the left. Get Jack Stephens in to steady the defence and we will start to tighten up. So many good young players and amazing to think that the oldest player in the starting line up against Scunthorpe was 23. Does anyone know the name of the kid with red hair that was on the subs bench Saturday? Psychedelic Syd
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10:48am Mon 11 Aug 14

castle9 says...

Smith of course!
Smith of course! castle9
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