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Matt Grimes

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

15/07/1995

Height

178 cm

Signed

19/08/2017

Country

England

Northampton Town completed the signing of midfielder Matt Grimes from Premier League side Swansea City on a season long loan in August 2017.

Grimes created a big reputation for himself with his performances in 62 appearances for his first club Exeter City, so much so that the Swans paid the Grecians a club record £1.75 million for him in 2015. During his time at St James Park he played for England under 20s and won the Player of the Year award in his first full season. Grimes scored five goals for the Grecians, creating a reputation for himself as a threat at free kicks with his set play delivery. Grimes joined Blackburn Rovers on loan in February 2016, playing 13 times in the Championship for the Ewood Park outfit before spending the 2016/17 season on loan at Leeds United, joining up once again with Garry Monk, the man who had signed him for Swansea City.

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