A look at Adam Smith
July 7, 2017
Adam Smith was one of two goalkeepers to join Rovers yesterday.
The 24 year old keeper was born in Middlesbrough and started his career at nearby Sunderland, moving to Leicester City in 2010. He enjoyed loan spells with Conference clubs Chesterfield, Lincoln City and Nuneaton Town and it was at Nuneaton where he made his senior debut making a total of seven appearances. His first loan spell at a Football League club followed when he spent a month with Stevenage.
His next loan spell was at Cambridge United as emergency cover following injuries to all of the club’s goalkeepers. He made his debut in the last game of the season and with Cambridge having already qualified for the play-offs he played in all three play-off fixtures including the Wembley final where Cambridge beat Gateshead 2-1 to clinch their return to the Football League.
He returned to Leicester and signed a two year contract and following an injury to Kasper Schmeichel Smith sat on the bench for nine Premier League games. Another loan spell followed, this time at Mansfield Town where he clocked up another four appearances.
Smith left Leicester in June 2015 and within days he joined Northampton Town signing a two year contract and clocked up 86 league appearances in his two year stay at the Cobblers. He was an ever present in their promotion winning side of 2015-16 and was selected in the PFA League Two Team of the Year.
He has played against Rovers four times and kept a clean sheet in Northampton’s 1-0 at the Mem on the opening day of the season in 2015.