Matty Smith Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Matthew Smith
  • Born: March 13th, 1997 (Dundee)
  • Height: 5' 11
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: June 14th, 2014
  • First Manager: Jackie McNamara
  • Career Totals: 32 appearances, 5 goals
  • Also Played For: Montrose


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2018-19 5 (3) 1 1 0 37.5% 25.0% 37.5%
2017-18 11 (11) 4 3 0 45.5% 18.2% 36.4%
2016-17 - - - - - - -
2015-16 2 0 0 0 50.0% 50.0% 0.0%
Totals: 18 (14) 5


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 06/10/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 2
 08/09/18 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 1 - 1
 15/08/18 1st Round vs. St J'stone U21 (H) 3 - 2
 28/07/18 Group A - North vs. Elgin City (A) 4 - 0
 17/07/18 Group A - North vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 08/09/18 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 1 - 1
 13/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (A) 3 - 1
 23/02/18 Championship vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 2
 23/07/17 Group C vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 4 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 08/09/18 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 13/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (A)  3 - 1
 13/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (A)  3 - 1
 23/02/18 Championship vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 2
 23/07/17 Group C vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 06/10/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 08/09/18 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 15/08/18 1st Round vs. St J'stone U21 (H)  3 - 2
 11/08/18 Championship vs. QOS (A)  2 - 1
 04/08/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 3
 28/07/18 Group A - North vs. Elgin City (A)  4 - 0
 21/07/18 Group A - North vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 17/07/18 Group A - North vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 1
 11/05/18 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 1
 28/04/18 Championship vs. Livingston (H)  2 - 0
 14/04/18 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 07/04/18 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 3
 03/04/18 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 0
 31/03/18 Championship vs. Morton (A)  1 - 1
 27/03/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 1
 24/03/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 20/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (H)  2 - 3
 17/03/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 13/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (A)  3 - 1
 23/02/18 Championship vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 2
 11/02/18 5th Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 4
 06/01/18 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 6
 02/01/18 Championship vs. Brechin City (H)  4 - 1
 29/12/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 2
 23/12/17 Championship vs. Livingston (H)  3 - 0
 11/11/17 Quarter Final vs. Crusaders (H)  1 - 2
 04/11/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 28/10/17 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 0
 07/10/17 3rd Round vs. Linfield (H)  1 - 0
 23/07/17 Group C vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 1
 14/05/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 2
 10/05/16 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  3 - 3


Biography

Born in Dundee, Matty Smith attended Monifeith High School while playing youth football with a series of different clubs, including Fairmuir Boys, Aberdeen, Celtic and DUSC. He spent the majority of his youth career with St Johnstone, progressing through their youth ranks for seven years before he joined United in 2014 on a two year deal. He quickly became a regular with the U20/Development squad.

Towards the end of the 2015-16 season, Matty made his professional debut, selected in the starting eleven for a 3-3 draw with Patrick Thistle. On May 31, 2016, the forward signed a contract extension, keeping him at Tannadice until the summer of 2019. A loan spell at Montrose followed for the latter half of the 2016-17 season, where he played regularly for the Links Park side.

Matty was included in the first team squad at the start of the 2016-17 season, and gained his first starting place against Cowdenbeath in the League Cup, scoring his first professional goal. On May 29th, it was announced that Matty had signed a contraction extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2019-20 season. His first team opportunities increased throughout the 2017-18 season, and he was heavily involved in the League run-in, scoring twice against Queen of the South, to help United claim a Play-off place, with United eventually losing out to Livingston in the final.

Debut

May 10th, 2016
Dundee United 3 - 3 Partick Thistle

League (Premiership)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Matty was born on this date in Dundee.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Born in Dundee, Matty Smith attended Monifeith High School while playing youth football with a series of different clubs, including Fairmuir Boys, Aberdeen, Celtic and DUSC. He spent the majority of his youth career with St Johnstone, progressing through their youth ranks for seven years before he joined United in 2014 on a two year deal. He quickly became a regular with the U20/Development squad.

  • Frederic Frans opened the scoring in the sixth minute, crashing a header into the United net as he rose unchallenged to meet Penrice’s driven corner from the right. Simon Murray was, as usual, making a nuisance of himself and set Knoyle off down the right; his deep cross was met at the back post by Billy Mckay, but the striker could only find the side netting from the angle. Murray was again at the heart of United’s next attack, a cute turn on the right touchline gave him room to drive past Penrice and fire a cross come shot through the six yard area but it found neither the net nor a team mate. In an even half, Partick seemed content to hit United on the counter attack and United were fortunate that Kris Doolan did not spot the run of Edwards, otherwise the Thistle attacker would have been clean through on goal. United’s best chance of the half came on twenty one minutes: Dixon robbed Amoo off the ball on the half way line and raced forward before sliding the ball to Mckay 25 yards out. Mckay took a single touch and fired a wicked shot that had Thistle keeper Scully stretching to push away from goal. Mckay then had another effort from distance, but this time the shot screwed well wide. John Rankin was next to try his luck from distance, fully forty yards from goal, he fired a free kick which the Thistle defence did well to deflect for a corner. Souttar was unfortunate not to make contact with Fraser’s cross and the chance came to nothing. In the forty first minute United were undone again, as has been so often this season, by their own poor defending. A long ball was flicked on by Amoo, looping the ball over Souttar, Dillon stretched to clear, but the ball rebounded off his own chest into the path of Kris Doolan, who waltzed past Kawashima and rolled the ball into the empty net.

  • For the second successive season, United faced a home game against Cowdenbeath in the group stages of the Betfred Cup. United made three changes from the game against Buckie Thistle, with Tam Scobbie, Scott Fraser and Matty Smith coming in for James Keatings, Patrick N’Koyi and Mark Durnan, all of whom were injured.

  • For the second week in succession and for the third time this season, United took on Alloa Athletic, this time at Tannadice in the second round of the Irn Bru Cup. Just as in their previous meeting at Tannadice in the Betfred Cup group stages, United took an early lead and were pegged back by a late penalty before losing in a penalty shootout.

  • Last Appearance - Ayr Utd 2 - 0 Dundee United

    After the previous week’s dismissal of Csaba Laszlo, his assistant manager Laurie Ellis took over as caretaker manager of Dundee United for the second time. However, unlike in his previous spell he could not engineer a win as United lost 2-0 to Championship leaders Ayr United at Somerset Park.