By Scott Taylor (@ScottTaylorUK)
Reports emerged last night that League One side Swindon Town are interested in Liverpool’s Brad Smith, and have made an enquiry about getting the Australian-born defender on a season-long loan. The 20 year old made his breakthrough to the first team last season, coming on as a second half substitute in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat away to Chelsea in December. This was his only appearance last season and with the Reds stepping up their pursuit of Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, Smith will need some game time elsewhere in order to continue his development as a footballer.
The Liverpool defender will more than likely get that playing in League One, and after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury last year, Smith will be determined to show his manager Brendan Rodgers that he is back to his best.
Smith has represented England from Under 17 to Under 21 level, and has recently returned from Toulon, where he was part of an England Under 20 side that competed in the Toulon Tournament.
Swindon narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season, and with the potential addition of Smith to their squad, the Swindon supporters can dream of a play-off finish for the forthcoming season.
If Smith does join Swindon, he will be reunited with former Liverpool goalkeeper Tyrell Belford at the County Ground, who was released at the end of the 2012/13 season.