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Smith joins the Shrimps

4 February 2022

Morecambe Football Club can confirm the signing of goalkeeper Adam Smith on a deal until the end of the season.

Smith, who spent the first half of the 2021/22 campaign with Stevenage, takes the step up to Sky Bet League One following an impressive trial period with the Club. 

The 29-year-old has previous experience at League One level with the likes of Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town, and has made more than 200 appearances during his time between the sticks. 

After signing for the Shrimps, Smith said: “I’m delighted to be here, I am ready to go, I have been training with the Club for the last couple of weeks and I am happy that the manager has seen something in me to give me the opportunity. 

“I had options to play football down south but as soon as I knew there was interest from Morecambe, I only ever wanted to sign here, I’m from the north as well so it was a perfect fit for me. 

“I like to think that I am a decent all-rounder, I have been through a lot on and off the pitch and that has helped me mentally, I will hopefully be a good person in and around the stadium as well. 

“From the first day that I entered the building the lads have been class with me, we have all worked hard in training, I see an honest, hard-working bunch of lads which is a reflection of the manager, because that’s what he is. 

“One selling point of joining the club is that I get to work alongside Barry Roche, he has been here a long time, that’s exactly what I want to do, I want to do enough to extend my stay past the end of the season.” 

Stephen Robinson added: “Adam has trained with us since he became available. Over the last week or so, he has really impressed me and has been a brilliant addition to an already strong dressing room. 

“With the injury Trevor Carson sustained on Tuesday night against Sheffield Wednesday, it presented us with an opportunity to reward Adam with a contract. 

“He will work alongside and challenge Trevor between now and the end of the season, he is another player that strengthens us a collective. 

“I am looking forward to working with him and seeing him compete for the number one spot. This move also gives Andre Da Silva Mendes the opportunity to go out on loan should the opportunity arise, to further his development.”

Smith will wear the number 41 shirt for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign. 

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