Having made his Fulham debut back in 2007, it is hard to believe that Matthew Briggs is still in his early 20s.
Recognised as not just a bright prospect for the Club, but his country too having become the Premier League’s youngest-ever player when he made his debut at the Riverside Stadium all those years ago. While playing time may have been restricted since, the left-back has always impressed when called upon, particularly in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League - a competition in which he scored a spectacular first senior goal.
Primarily a left-back, Briggs holds desirable attributes at both ends of the pitch. He can defend, but he’s also extremely comfortable on the ball; he has pace, can pass, is athletic and can get up and down the pitch.
Another youngster that Martin Jol rates highly, Briggs made eight appearances for the Club during 2012/13 and, having made a purposeful breakthrough, he will be looking to establish himself fully in the white of Fulham.
Earlier in the campaign, on 26th October 2012, the Club announced that Briggs had joined Bristol City on a one-month loan deal. He made four appearances for the Robins before returning to SW6.
Briggs was to go out on loan again, however, when it was announced at the beginning of March that he would remain with promotion-chasing Watford in the Championship until the end of the season, with the full-back helping his side reach the Play-Off Final.
|Minutes per goal||-|
|Shooting Accuracy (On Target / Off Target)||-|
|Crosses (Successful / Unsuccessful)||0 / 1|
|Dribbles (Successful / Unsuccessful)||1 / 1|
|» Short (Successful / Unsuccessful)||24 / 5|
|» Long (Successful)||1|
|» Own Half (Successful / Unsuccessful)||15 / 1|
|» Oppositions Half (Successful / Unsuccessful)||10 / 5|
|Throw-ins (Successful / Unsuccessful)||9 / 2|
|» Outside Box||1|
|Tackles (Won / Lost)||7 / 1|
|Duels (Won / Lost)||11 / 3|
|» Ground Duels (Won / Lost)||10 / 3|
|» Aerial Duels (Won)||1|
|Fouls (Committed / Suffered)||2 / 1|