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Who are ya? Richard Smallwood

23 January 2014

Learn about new Millers' new loanee Smallwood...

Who are ya?
Rotherham United today completed the signing of Richard Smallwood from Middlesbrough, and has scoured the internet to find you all you need to know about the young midfielder.
Name: Richard (Richie) Smallwood
Age: 23
Previous Clubs: Middlesbrough
Debut: Tuesday 19th October 2010, Nottingham Forest 1-0 Middlesbrough.

What Wikipedia says:
“Smallwoods' natural position is the holding role in the centre of midfield, he has also been known to play centre back. He is a product of the Middlesbrough Academy and is the current captain of Middlesbrough's Reserves”

What his Social Media page says:

What they said:
On New Year’s Day, ‘Boro boss Aitor Karanka had this to say about the young midfielder, highlighting his position in the north east.
“Richie played very well against Burnley (on Boxing Day) but he deserved to rest to be ready for the Bolton game and Grant (Leadbitter) played.”

Did you know?
Richard has a 100% record at international level, having played for England Under 18s in one game, in which they defeated Austria at Victoria Park. 

Where is he in action?
Here he is hitting the crossbar in Soccer AM’s Crossbar Challenge back in 2011.

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