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Smith Hoping To Help Fire Town To Success

New Signing Raring To Go At SN1

12 July 2017

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Town’s latest recruit Harry Smith is hoping to play his part in a successful 2017/18 campaign at The County Ground.

The exciting young frontman joined the Reds on a season-long loan from Millwall earlier today, and he now can’t wait to get down to business with his new club.

“I’m very excited to join the club,” Smith told exclusively.

“After meeting with the gaffer and Futch (Ben Futcher) last week, I knew as soon as I came out of the meeting that I had the feel for it already and I knew that I wanted to play my football here for the upcoming season.

“The project they want to put in place here is exciting and they want to get the club back to where it belongs, which is League One at the minimum.

“I want to be a part of that too and the fact that they’ve shown belief to get me in is a positive and hopefully we can have a successful season.

“Last year was a disappointing season for the club but the manager and his assistant know exactly what they want to do this season and the aim is promotion.

“I want to be a part of that and hopefully I can bring some goals to the team and help them along the way.”

Smith contributed six goals in twelve outings for Millwall in 2016/17 in what was his first season as a professional footballer, and he’s hoping to build on that this term.

“It was my first year in professional football and it was a learning curve for me, so I was happy to have scored six in twelve with a one in two ratio,” he continued.

"The aim is promotion and I want to be a part of that and hopefully I can bring some goals to the team and help them along the way.”

Harry Smith

“But with the club stepping up to the Championship, it was always going to be hard for me to get minutes so this year is all about getting more experience and hopefully being part of something successful."

Smith will bring plenty of height to the Town attack but he went on to explain that there is much more to his game.

“People see my height and they think that I must be good in the air and I do like to think I’m good in the air, I’m quite strong and I like a physical test but I prefer the ball to feet,” he added.

“I’m a bit of an all-rounder.”

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