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Smith learning from Shrimps legend

29 August 2022

Adam Smith says working with Shrimps legend and goalkeeping coach Barry Roche is a great experience, and he loves being at the Club.

The 29-year-old signed a one-year contract extension in the summer and admits that he is raring to go, and wants to show everyone what he is made of. 

“Baz is class, all the goalkeepers get on well and his man management is excellent, I love turning up everyday and that is one of the reasons why I re-signed in the summer,” he said. 

“I have enjoyed my time here, I haven’t played as much as I would have liked but I love coming into the Club, the sessions are good and enjoyable, I just want to impress people to be honest. 

“We have a good group of us, myself, Connor Ripley and Andre [da Silva Mendes], not many people like goalkeepers, so we have to like each other and we make sure that we stick together.” 

The Shrimps play Everton U21s on Tuesday night in our opening Northern Group A game of  2022/23 Papa John’s Trophy campaign, and Smith admits the side have prepared in exactly the same way as they would for a Sky Bet League One fixture.

“Personnel might be different, but we know they will have a game plan, and we just have to treat it like we would any other game and go out there and get three points," he added. 

“We have prepared exactly the same as we would do for a league game, we have turned up and watched videos of them, so we know exactly what they are going to do.

“I have got to be ready when called upon, keep training hard every day which I always do, and when that opportunity does come, I make sure I grasp it with both hands.” 

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