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Matthew Spring

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Norwich Career: Schoolboy 
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Date of Birth: 17/11/1979 (Harlow) 
Nationality: English


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 from Watford.

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 Orient.

Spring joined Wycombe on a two year contract on 3rd July 2012. He made 37 appearances for them, scoring once, before moving into non-league football with St Neots Town, Hemel Hempstead Town and Hitchin Town.

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