Matthew Eldson feels he has played at Clyde ‘for a few years’ after the Middlesbrough academy product agreed professional terms with the Scottish League One club.
Eldson was a highly-rated prospect at Middlesbrough at the start of his career and was last with Blyth Spartans. Now looking to a new challenge north of the border – having previously been with Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Eldson says signing with Clyde is a nice boost for him.
He said: “I loved my time at Middlesbrough. My age group won the Under-18 Premier League, beating Chelsea and Man City, and we qualified for the UEFA Youth League. That was a great experience; we beat Torino and got to the quarter-finals where we lost narrowly to Paris Saint-Germain, who had Odsonne Edouard playing for them.
“I’ve played against Wayne Rooney and Adnan Januzaj when they were with Man Utd in the Under-23 League too. I spent last season with Blyth Spartans and that’s the first time I had dropped to part-time level. We started the league season later than usual, around October time but we only played 14 games before it got cancelled.
“I can’t believe I’ve only been at the club for a few weeks, it feels like I’ve played here for a few years! I’m settling in just fine and think I’ve fitted in nicely in the dressing room.”
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