Yeovil Town have completed the signing of defender Alex Smith on a one month contract following a successful trial, the club have confirmed.
The 23-year-old was a free agent and he played in a behind closed doors friendly for Yeovil against a Reading XI earlier this week. He clearly impressed Manager Gary Johnson enough to earn himself an extended stay in Somerset.
Smith started his career at Fulham in 2002 but, after a couple of loan spells with Leyton Orient and Stevenage respectively, he was released in Summer 2013. The defender subsequently joined Swindon Town for the 2013-2014 season but his development was stilted by a serious knee injury. Now fully fit and described by the Yeovil Official website as a “versatile left-sided player”, has joined the Glovers until the end of December.
The London-born player was ineligible for today’s game against Preston North End but after the match, Johnson talked about his latest signing to the official site: “I think he is quick, I think he has got a little bit of quality and he is another one that has not played much league football.
“But a Premier League club decided that they thought he was potentially good enough. It did not quite work out for him there so we are happy to give him an opportunity”.
Smith will be available for Yeovil’s next game as they travel to Accrington Stanley in the Second Round of the FA Cup.