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Smith Joins As Player/Coach

Smith Joins As Player/Coach

Notts County have announced the appointment of former England international striker/midfielder, Alan Smith on a 12 month player/coach role.

Smith has represented Leeds United, Manchester United and Newcastle United in a career that saw him gain international recognition for his country, and having spent the last few seasons with MK Dons, the 33 year old certainly carries huge experience as a player, and he obviously has an eye to his own future by taking his first steps into coaching.

Speaking to the Official Site following his signing, manager Shaun Derry said that he had been impressed with Smith when seeing him for MK Dons last season and he's long been a player that he's admired, so when he had the chance to get him involved, he wanted to move quickly to make sure he'd make the move to Meadow Lane.

'When I saw him play here for MK Dons back in March, he was by far the best player of the pitch and I knew that he still had plenty to offer, so I'm delighted to be able to bring him on board as a player-coach. It's not just about what he will bring us on the pitch, it's about the impact that he will have on the training ground and in the dressing room, because he's a strong character and epitomises the kind of player that I want to bring in this summer and he sets standards in everything he does.'

Derry is clearly working quickly this summer, as this signing, and the bolstering of the backroom comes quickly after the contract extension for Jimmy Spencer.

Should and could be a very good move for us.



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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday May 20 2014
Time: 4:08PM

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