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Matt Grimes


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  • Date of birth: 15/07/1995
  • Height: 5ft 10ins
  • Weight: 11st 0lb

Midfielder Matt Grimes joined Swansea City from Exeter City in January 2015, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The former England Under-21 international arrived at the Liberty for an undisclosed fee after the Swans beat off competition from a number of Premier League clubs to secure his services.

Grimes broke into Exeter’s first team as a teenager, making his debut back in August 2013.

He was named the club's player of the season in his debut campaign playing first-team football then, after impressing again in the first half of 2014-15, Grimes made the move to Wales.

Grimes had to be patient after crossing the Severn Bridge - spending time out on loan at Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United.

Another loan followed as he spent the 2017-18 campaign with Northampton Town. It proved a successful one for the midfielder, who scored four goals in 44 league appearances, though the Cobblers were relegated to the fourth tier.

Grimes thrived following his return to SA1 and became one of the first names on the teamsheet under Graham Potter.

Overall, he made 50 appearances in all competitions and a magnificent campaign was recognised as he collected four separate accolades at the end-of-season awards dinner.

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