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Blues Linked With Manchester City Midfielder and Stockport Defender
Wednesday, 22nd Jan 2020 23:49

Town are being linked with Manchester City midfielder Matt Smith, who is currently on loan at QPR, and are said to be among a number of clubs keeping tabs on Stockport County centre-half Festus Arthur.

According to London Football News 20-year-old Smith’s parent club are set to recall him from his spell at Loftus Road due to his lack of first-team action with the Blues and Sunderland weighing-up taking him on loan.

Smith was a schoolboy with West Brom before moving on to City aged 14. The Redditch-born Wales international spent last season on loan at FC Twente in the Netherlands and joined QPR on a season-long loan in the summer but has made only two Championship starts and six sub appearances, as well as two cup starts.

Central midfield appears an area where the Blues are already well stocked so it would be a surprise if Town looked to make further additions before the window closes a week on Friday.

Elsewhere, HITC Sport claims Town, Leicester City and Hull City have watched 19-year-old Stockport central defender Arthur this season.

The Hamburg-born defender has become a regular in the National League club’s side since breaking into the team in October having spent time on loan at Glossop at the end of last season.

Barnsley have also been linked with Arthur, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

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Ipswich_Sniffer added 00:19 - Jan 23
Don't need a midfielder but the kid sounds interesting

arc added 00:23 - Jan 23
Another youngster sucked into the City multinational sports conglomerate only to be spat out a few years later. Whatever happened to that lad of ours that it snatched the other year? He must be getting on for 20 as well.

WeWereZombies added 02:37 - Jan 23
I think we should sign Festus, just because he would be Town's first Festus

WeWereZombies added 02:37 - Jan 23
I think we should sign Festus, just because he would be Town's first Festus

Saxonblue74 added 06:18 - Jan 23
Don't need Matt Smith, unless anyone is heading for the door? Festus could be worth a punt though. Didn't realise Stockport were now a National lge side? Thought they were doing better than that!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 07:23 - Jan 23
Ben Knight is 17 and part of the Man City youth set up. Has played in PL2 quite a bit I think.

runningout added 08:28 - Jan 23
We maybe well stocked up in midfield, but if you watch us week in week out there’s something missing there.

Saxonblue74 added 10:10 - Jan 23
Festus looks a big lad for 18! Instantly thought Titus Bramble!

DurhamTownFan added 10:55 - Jan 23
Surely we have a fairly settled centre midfield now? If we sign him, he will have the same problem here where he won’t be able to get in the team and they will recall him

Lightningboy added 11:25 - Jan 23
Personally I think we should be looking at Joe Morrel who’s been on loan at Lincoln.
Seen him play a few times for Wales recently - very tidy player & I think i’m right in saying that he was born in Ipswich?

planetblue_2011 added 11:31 - Jan 23
Don’t need midfielders only if we sell a couple and that won’t happen.
The young lad could be worth a punt👍

dirtydingusmagee added 12:30 - Jan 23
sign Festus, he was brilliant in the Adams family.

dirtydingusmagee added 12:34 - Jan 23
Festus will go to Leicester

mojo added 12:34 - Jan 23
I would like us to sign the Stockport lad purely because his name is back to front.

Carberry added 12:49 - Jan 23
Both would help with rotation.

ChrisFelix added 14:24 - Jan 23
As Man U are struggling at present would they like to take our premiership no 8 on loan !!!!!

senduntd added 16:05 - Jan 23
Are they cheap?????

Linkboy13 added 20:12 - Jan 23
Just talk not going to happen.

bazgammon added 11:17 - Jan 24
I hope these aren't being lined up because Woolfy and Downes are off..

blueboy1981 added 14:32 - Jan 24
More bull#### news - to add to all the previous.

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