Dyer and Smerdon join Tiverton on a 6-month loan

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Just seen on Tivvy's Facebook page. Personally I don't see the point in that, thought they both could be around the 1st team squad. But best of luck to them both
 

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I would have thought we'd have wanted Smerdon, in particular, to play at a higher standard than this.
 

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Confused about Smerdon's deal too. Hopefully he's a stand out for Tivvy and comes back in January to push towards the first team.
 

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Taylor said the intention was to loan Smerdon out initially, but I did expect him to end up at someone like Bath City, especially as he played NLS last season.

He should be a cut above at Tivvy’s level.
 

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I thought he was more or less ready for the first team.
Why ?

He's 18 and he's been playing for Gloucester City.

I can see the reasoning behind the move, Tiverton is very local, he will train with our first team daily whilst getting game time for Tivvy, I think both will help his progression.

He's been signed as a development player.
 

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Why ?

He's 18 and he's been playing for Gloucester City.

I can see the reasoning behind the move, Tiverton is very local, he will train with our first team daily whilst getting game time for Tivvy, I think both will help his progression.

He's been signed as a development player.
Oh. I thought he was a bit special and ready to go. My misunderstanding
 

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Not surprised Smerdon's gone on loan, but a bit surprised he's gone to a team below where he was apparently excelling last season. I had imagined he'd go somewhere like Torquay.
 

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I doubt he would walk into the Torquay first team squad let alone their first eleven, we want him playing games, hopefully Tiverton have promised us that.

Also a club like Torquay would want him training with them full time, i.e. he wouldn't get coaching from our staff, not what we want imho.
 

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Not surprised Smerdon's gone on loan, but a bit surprised he's gone to a team below where he was apparently excelling last season. I had imagined he'd go somewhere like Torquay.
The plan may well be for him to go somewhere higher up the pyramid than Tiverton later in the season.
 
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