The Den

Next Game

Millwall v Leeds

Saturday, 09 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Proact Stadium

Last Game

Chesterfld 2 - 2 Leeds

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Leeds agree deal with Smith

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott has made his first signing of the summer after agreeing a deal with Oldham striker Matt Smith.

Last Updated: 10/06/13 at 15:00 Post Comment

Matt Smith: Oldham striker will make the move to Leeds on July 1

Matt Smith: Oldham striker will make the move to Leeds on July 1

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Smith, 24, is out of contract at the League One club and will move to Elland Road on July 1 after signing a two-year deal.

Smith shot to prominance last season when he scored against both Everton and Liverpool in Oldham's run to the FA Cup fifth round and he finished the campaign with 11 goals in 40 appearances.

He began his career as a trainee at Cheltenham after impressing at non-league Solihull, he earned a move to Oldham in 2011.

"I'm really pleased," McDermott told the club website. "I've known him for a little while.

"He's come on to the scene in a short space of time, and I like his background, the way he's been brought up, he's done his studying, he went to Oldham, he's played against some big sides and done very, very well.

"Matt's from a league below and we're looking for someone with potential, who can be better, can play in the team, and who the fans can take to."

Smith added: "I'm absolutely delighted. Once I heard of the interest from Leeds United I was over the moon.

"It's a massive club with a massive history and I'm looking forward to being a part of it.

"Growing up as a kid Leeds were an absolute powerhouse with the likes of Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka, that's what I remember from growing up.

"But knowing what I do now it's a huge club with a terrific fan base. And with what Brian did at Reading, which is obviously something that he will want to do here, everything is just perfect really."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester United's Juan Mata backs Louis van Gaal's winning mentality

Juan Mata has hailed Louis van Gaal and believes that the Dutchman will bring a winning mentality to Manchester United.

Transfer news: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger prepared to take gamble on Calum Chambers

Arsene Wenger admits signing Calum Chambers from Southampton is somewhat of a gamble, but one he believes will pay off.

Friendly: Raheem Sterling earns Liverpool 1-0 pre-season win over Olympiakos in Chicago

Raheem Sterling scored a lone early goal as Liverpool beat Olympiakos 1-0 in Chicago in the International Champions Cup.

Mail Box

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property