Notts County are delighted to announce the signing of former England international Alan Smith as a player-coach on a one-year contract.
Smith, who has played for Leeds United, Manchester United and Newcastle United in a stellar career, spent the past two seasons at Sky Bet League 1 rivals MK Dons, having initially joined them on loan in early 2012.
However, following his release at Stadium:MK, Notts manager Shaun Derry has moved quickly to secure the services of the 33-year-old, who impressed when playing for MK Dons here at Meadow Lane last season.
“Alan’s a player that I have admired for sometime,” said Derry. “When I saw him play here for MK Dons back in March he was by far the best player on 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 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 is 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.”
Smith’s arrival follows the news that Jimmy Spencer signed a new two-year contract at Meadow Lane earlier this month, as Derry continues to put together his squad ahead of the 2014.15 season.
News of any new signings will be brought to you here on the club’s official website as soon as they are officially completed.
Supporters will be able to see an interview with Alan Smith on Magpie Player.
Want to show your backing for our new signing? Alan Smith is available to sponsor for the 2014.15, with a range of packages to suit all budgets. Contact the commercial team on 0115 9557 241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sponsor Alan or any of our first team squad for the new campaign to give your brand great exposure, or simply show your support for the club.
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