Ex-Stags man Chris Smith joins Heanor Town

Chris Smith at full stretch with Jimmy Ryan ready to challenge.
Chris Smith at full stretch with Jimmy Ryan ready to challenge.

Heanor Town have signed experienced midfielder Chris Smith.

Smith, who started his career at Leeds United, moved on to Reading as a youth player 17 years ago.

From there he went out on loan to York City before joining them on a free in 2001. He went on to captain the side during his spell there.

A move to Tamworth followed before a season at Mansfield Town during 2010/11. He then returned to York until February 2014.

Halifax came calling in the second half of that season before a switch to Alfreton Town that summer for 16 months at the Impact Arena.

The now 34-year-old spent last season at Tamworth once more and boasts a career spanning three decades, making more than 250 appearances.

A statement on Heanor’s website read: “Chris is a proven winner and a leader, we are delighted to have him at the club.”