Chesterfield goalkeeper Grant Smith signs new contract after impressive performances

Chesterfield goalkeeper Grant Smith has signed a new contract.

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 12:26 pm

The 27-year-old has extended his stay at the Spireites for another year until summer 2022.

The stopper joined Town on a free transfer in January on a short-term deal.

“I didn’t have a club for a while and the gaffer put his trust in me so I was really pleased when he said he wanted me to sign a contract,” Smith said.

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Grant Smith has signed a new contract at Town.

“The lads in the dressing room are great and it’s a club which should definitely be higher.”

Smith has been a safe pair of hands for the Blues and has recorded 10 clean sheets in 15 starts, including four in a row between the end of March and start of April.

One of his biggest moments in a Chesterfield shirt so far came against Altrincham back in February when he saved a penalty late on to ensure James Rowe’s men secured all three points.

Smith, who came through the Reading academy before signing professionally with Brighton, was let go by fellow National League side Wealdstone in November to balance the books during the pandemic.

During his time at Lincoln City he won promotion from League Two in the 2018/19 season.

His other clubs include Boreham Wood, Bognor Regis Town and Hayes & Yeading United.

He has also represented England C.

Smith becomes the latest name to pen a new contract at the club after boss James Rowe and players Laurence Maguire, Haydn Hollis, Curtis Weston, Joe Rowley and Akwasi Asante.