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Martin Smith, Salford CitySalford City is pleased to announce the signing of free agent Martin Smith!

The midfielder has penned a two-year deal after being released by Swindon Town at the end of the 2018-19 season.

23-year-old Smith made 13 appearances in all competitions for Swindon, prior to which the Sunderland Academy graduate had spells at Gateshead and Carlisle on loan, Kilmarnock and Coleraine.

After featuring as ‘Trialist’ in our friendly against Woking, Smith is looking forward to the upcoming season and says that success is certainly the aim.

“Delighted,” said Smith after signing. “It’s a great feeling, something which I wanted to be a part of, a great club which is on the rise and there are some really good people at the club who are driven for success.

“I think that’s the foundation for a club so it’s brilliant to be a part of it and I can’t wait to get going!

“I’ve had a journey in the game which has been some good moments and some tough moments which have got me here now but I’ve loved every minute of it, it’s something that I love doing, I love getting up each day and going into training and I love playing each week so this is a massive opportunity. 

“The clubs I’ve been at I’ve learnt a lot and developed as a person, as a player, and I feel I’m ready for this challenge and I’m ready to be successful and to help this club as much as I can get to where we all want to be.

Martin Smith, Salford City“It’s a tough league, it’s demanding, it’s every Saturday, every Tuesday and there’s no easy games in the league, but there isn’t in The National League either. 

“Each league every year is getting better and better, and home or away you’ll always get a tough game so I think the standard’s getting better in each league, and the step up for us as a group I think we’ll be able to make that step no problem and be successful again, and we want to push and push and try and win every game, we’ll go into each game trying to win it. 

“It’s a tough league, there’s some good teams in it and some good clubs but you know, I think the feeling around the club and the feeling inside the group with the manager, the staff and the players, I think we’ve got a lot of belief and obviously I can’t wait to get going.”

We would like to welcome Martin and his family, and wish him a successful stay here with us at The Peninsula Stadium!