Arsenal loanee Matt Smith scored a late equaliser for Swindon Town against Shrewsbury on Saturday, continuing his strong individual form.
20-year-old loanee Matt Smith is on a good run of individual form this season, despite the results of his team. Swindon Town really aren’t playing well, and they’d lost six of their first nine games before this weekend.
In the league, Smith leads the team for interceptions and tackles this season, he’s created more big chances for them than anyone else and only Jack Payne has played more key passes. After this weekend, he’s even their joint-top scorer (on two goals).
The midfielder had another big moment for his team on Saturday, helping them come back from 3-1 down. Hallam Hope gave the team a fighting chance in the 61st minute, and after a long late push, Smith scored an injury-time equaliser.
Swindon need more than the point that goal gave them, as they teeter one point above the relegation zone. But it’s only the second league game they’ve avoided defeat in the last seven, so you take what you can get. You can watch Smith’s late goal here.
Another positive of the result was the fact Shrewsbury conceded three goals. Arsenal’s Dejan Iliev is on loan with the League One club, but he dropped out of the side after his recent injury. His replacement, Harry Burgoyne, only made one save from Swindon.
Iliev will hope he’ll get another chance to show what he can do now.