Experienced midfielder Matt joined City in November 2017 following a year out of the game due to injury. He came up through the youth ranks with Ipswich Town, making his first team debut in the UEFA Cup during the 2002-03 season. He was soon a regular starter for the Blues, going on to make nearly 150 appearances for the club. He also spent a number of successful loan spells with Brighton & Hove Albion during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons before returned to Portman Road where he made one final outing ahead of being released in May 2009. The 32-year old’s career then went through a very symmetrical phase, spending two seasons each with Walsall, Shrewsbury Town and Cheltenham Town. He was a first team regular for all three clubs, playing between 86 and 91 games. He then joined Dagenham & Redbridge in August 2015, but suffered an injury disrupted campaign and was released in May 2016. Mat also played for England at all levels between U16 and U21.
Previous clubs: Ipswich Town ¦ Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) ¦ Walsall ¦ Shrewsbury Town ¦ Dagenham & Redbridge
City debut: Keynsham Town 7-11-2017
City record (as of end of 16/17 season): Appearances 0 Goals 0
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