Pools sign Martin Smith

We are delighted to announce the signing of Martin Smith.

The midfielder joins us on a permanent deal after recently leaving Chesterfield.

Smith began his career at Sunderland before stints in Scotland and Northern Ireland with Kilmarnock and Coleraine respectively.

The midfielder is best known for his work rate on and off the ball, being box to box and creating chances.

He joined Salford in the summer of 2019 and then had a loan spell at Chorley.

Smith went on to join Chesterfield in January and was an unused substitute during Pools’ 3-1 victory against the Spirities at The Vic in May.

Dave Challinor has had his say:

Really pleased to get Martin in. He is someone we have spoken about for a number of years when assessing our midfield options. For someone who is still quite young, he has got plenty of experience, a local lad, knows the area well and you can tell he has really got that bit in between his teeth. He is willing to back himself and prove his place in the side.

He has got experience, local, and really bit between his teeth, willing to back. Himself and prove his place

Quality on the ball is very good, he fits the profile we are looking for and sure he will be a good asset.