Matt Smith had a positive impact for Swindon Town once again this weekend, as his loan side came from behind to earn a vital win.

Swindon Town Midfielder Matthew Smith runs with the ball during the EFL Sky Bet League 1 match between Oxford United and Swindon Town at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, England on 28 November 2020. Copyright: Marek Dorcik
Swindon Town Midfielder Matthew Smith runs with the ball during the EFL Sky Bet League 1 match between Oxford United and Swindon Town at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, England on 28 November 2020. Copyright: Marek Dorcik

Matt Smith has been in great form with Swindon Town so far this season and this weekend was no exception.

Swindon went into their match against Oxford United level with their opponents on points, and they went 1-0 down in the first 15 minutes. The scores remained the same until there were just five minutes left when Tom Broadbent fired home an equaliser.

Broadbent deserves most of the credit for his excellent technique in the finish, but Smith played a key role in the goal, taking the initial shot which ricocheted to the goalscorer.

Buoyed by the equaliser, Swindon went on to find the winner in injury time. In six minutes, they went from three points behind their opponents to three ahead.

Individually, it was another strong display from Smith. He created four chances and took six shots of his own as Swindon pushed for a goal, as well as making one interception, one tackle, and one clearance.

Across the whole of League One, Smith makes the top-10 for tackles, interceptions, key passes and big chances created. He’s the outright leader for Swindon in all four categories, just what you want from a midfielder.

But it’s always sweeter to put in those kinds of displays and get a win at the end of it.