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Connor Smith

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

14/10/1996

Signed

01/07/2013

Country

England

The young attacking prospect has been with Pools since he was an Under-12 and has made constant progress as he came up through the ranks.

Comfortable playing on either wing or in a central striking role, Smith was prolific at Under-16 level and made a seamless transition in to Youth and Reserve football.

He was handed his senior debut as a late substitute against Exeter City on the final day of the 2013/14 season and was also included when the squad travelled to Spain in the pre-season of the following campaign.

He continued to impress at 2014/15 developed and he made the first of three First Team starts in the 1-0 defeat at Bury in February 2015 and was in and around the squad for the rest of the campaign.

Smith’s form for both Youth Team and First Team earned him not only the Youth Team Player of the Year award, but his first professional contract in the summer of 2015.

The determined youngster has continued to be a regular in the Reserves and on the fringes of the First Team, gaining further senior experience from loan moves to Spennymoor Town and Whitby Town last season.

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