We are delighted to announce the signing of former Fulham, Leyton Orient, Stevenage and Swindon Attacking Midfielder Alex Smith. Smith (26), a product of the Fulham Academy spent eleven seasons with Fulham and signed his first professional contract in 2009. Smith made his senior debut for Fulham in a Premier League match against WBA.
On Smith’s signing the Gaffa said, ‘I am thrilled to welcome Alex to the Club, I know him from his time at Eastbourne Borough and so have witnessed at first hand what Alex is capable of-he is an outstanding talent, possesses a wand of a left foot and I know playing from wide right he will cause Bostik League South defences an awful lot of problems. Alex has had a spell on the sidelines through injury during which he and myself have stayed in touch, we’ve discussed at length the project as a whole including the Clubs ambitions, the professional environment that we’ve created and the brand of football that we play-all of which has culminated in Hastings United being in a position to secure a player that’s experienced the highest level of English football.’
Smith said, ‘I’m delighted to be signing with Hastings Utd FC, as soon as the manager expressed an interest and outlined the Clubs plans for the future it was a project I was excited to be a part of. I’m excited to start the new season and play my part in the Club achieving great success.’
Everyone at Hastings United gives Alex a huge welcome to the Pilot Field!