Liam Smyth Player Profile
Debut: Charlton Athletic (H, 0-8), 09/10/2018
A young forward from Northern Ireland, hopes were high that Liam Smyth would be the latest Academy graduate when he burst through the ranks in 2018. His first team Boro’ debut didn’t come in happy circumstances, but it was still a joyous marker on his rise to the top.
By the time he was making his first team debut for us, however, he was already a regular fixture in our Academy site. He was also well in the Northern Irish frame too. Having been invited with the nation’s U19s earlier in 2018, he got his first call-up in September 2018.
Smyth was a regular on the bench as the 2018-9 season came to an end; 17 times he was included in the matchday squad. Going into the 2019-20 campaign, could it be the real breakthrough year for the Northern Irishman. The early signs are definitely positive.