Ex-Stags man Chris Smith joins Heanor Town

Heanor Town have signed experienced midfielder Chris Smith.

Monday, 27th June 2016, 4:09 pm
Updated Monday, 27th June 2016, 5:13 pm
Chris Smith at full stretch with Jimmy Ryan ready to challenge.

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.”