When Matthew Spring scored Watford's winner at Carrow Road in
a 3-2 thriller on January 21st 2006, much was made of the fact
that he had been rejected by the Canaries as a schoolboy.
Matthew began his professional career at Luton,making his debut
in the 1997/98 season, After approximately 250 appearances and
25 goals, he transferred to Leeds on a free transfer in the summer
of 2004. He made 13 appearances for the Elland Road side, scoring
nce before heading back south to join Watford.
Spring played in Watford's Championship play-off final side that
defeated Leeds 3-0 at the Millennium Stadium on 21st May 2006
which saw Ady Boothroyd's Hornets
promoted to the Premiership
On 15th October 2006, the News of the World speculated
that Matthew would return to Luton in an exchange for highly-rated
Trinidad midfielder Carlos Edwards. During the Janaury 2007 transfer
window, Luton did indeed sell Edwards but to Sunderland, and also
sold highly rated striker Rowan Vine to Birmingham. Some of these
funds, approximately £200,000, was used to re-sign Spring
Unfortunately Spring couldn't help Luton avoid relegation to
League Two in 2007/8. At the end of July 2008, Spring joined Sheffield
United on loan with a view to a permanent move. Unable to break
into the Blades' first team, Spring was released by Sheffield
United in January 2009 and signed for Charlton Athletic on an
18 month deal
Spring was released by Charlton at the end of the 2009/10 season.
He had made 15 appearances for Charlton. He then signed for Leyton
Spring joined Wycombe on a two year contract on 3rd July 2012.