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BREAKING: Reds Bolster Midfield Options With Smith Arrival

Talented Midfielder Puts Pen To Paper

7 July 2018

Swindon Town Football Club are thrilled to announce the signing of Martin Smith on a free transfer following a successful trial period, subject to EFL and FA approval.

The energetic midfielder has put pen to paper on a one-year contract with the club, with the option of a further year.

Smith becomes the club's fourth signing of the off-season and the second today following the arrivals of Jermaine McGlashan, Steven Alzate and Luke McCormick.

Born in Sunderland, the 22-year-old began his career with his boyhood club but went on to have loan spells with Gateshead and Carlisle United.

After parting company with Sunderland, the box-to-box midfielder briefly plied his trade for Kilmarnock in Scotland before going on to play in Northern Ireland for Coleraine. 

Recommend by current Assistant Boss Neil McDonald with the pair having worked together before, Smith is ready to seize his opportunity with both hands.

"When the chance came up to come in I thought it was a massive, massive opportunity, it is a big club and the Gaffer and Macca (Neil McDonald) have been brilliant with the squad from day one," he told

"It is a big opportunity for me as a player to work hard, get in the team and stay in the team.

"I'm relishing the opportunity, I can't wait to get started and I'm delighted to get it all done.

"The Gaffer hasn't pulled any punches and he's said throughout the summer that promotion is the most important thing.

"That is the target, that is the aim and we as a group are 100% on the same page. We all want to get promotion is this year and we'll be going out to win every game every week.

"We want to get promotion for the club and for the fans."


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