As players begin to return to the Bragbury End Training Ground for pre-season testing, Boro Player caught up with new midfielder Jimmy Smith, whose move to the Lamex Stadium was confirmed earlier this month.
After putting pen to paper with the Boro, Smith ended a four-year stay at the Matchroom Stadium with fellow League One outfit Leyton Orient, and he told us that although he enjoyed his time with the London club, he is raring to go for Stevenage. Smith said: “I was there for about four years, before that I had a few loan spells and QPR, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich as well but I have come from Leyton Orient and I enjoyed my time there. I’m just glad to be here now.
He joins a Stevenage side ready for their fourth season in the Football League, but despite being relatively new to the 92 club, Jimmy said it was hard to miss Boro’s rise up the football pyramid.
“The club has done really well, coming up through the leagues and obviously they got into the play-off spots as well. Coming to the training ground and speaking to the manager and the players who are already here – I’m pleased to be here.”
Speaking further about manager Graham Westley, Smith continued: “I’ve heard about him and how hard he works the players and that is something I like – I think the harder you work the better you become so working hard on the training field can put into our games.”
Smith finished by telling Boro Player a little more about himself as a player, describing himself as a “central midfield player” that “likes to work hard” and added “I like to score goals as well. I set myself targets for goals every season so hopefully I can achieve that.”
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