UPDATED 12:30 4th August 2015
Having started his career with Arsenal and captained the Gunners’ reserves, Matt made one senior appearance prior to successful loan spells at Bournemouth and Colchester United. These preceded a permanent switch to Queen’s Park Rangers in January 2008, for whom the Barnet-born man made 125 League and Cup appearances.
A loan move to Reading came in February 2012, before the defender – comfortable at centre-half or full-back – signed for Cardiff City the following August. Five goals and a third successive promotion to the Barclays Premier League made for an excellent début season in the capital for Matt. A loan spell at Watford in 2015 would later increase his personal promotion tally to four, before he returned to South Wales, becoming established in his preferred central defensive berth.