BREAKING: Warne delighted with Smith capture

By David Beddows | 11/01/2018

BREAKING: Warne delighted with Smith capture

ROTHERHAM United have landed their first signing of the January transfer window, bringing in striker Michael Smith from Bury for an undisclosed fee.

Standing 6ft 4in, the 26-year-pld has played for Charlton, Swindon and Portsmouth. He also had loan spells at Colchester, Barnsley and Northampton before joining Bury on a two-year contract only last summer.

Supporters at AESSEAL New York Stadium have seen Smith in action this season when he was introduced as a second-half substitute in the home clash with the Shakers back in September last year.

Manager Paul Warne told the Advertiser: "When Michael came on as a substitute at our place it was a different game. He caused us no end of problems and took the centre-halves where they didn't want to go.

"He's mobile, he's game and that's crucial for me because I need my centre-forwards to be able to put a shift in and he's a pretty good age."

Smith is expected to be available for selection for Saturday's trip to Oldham.

 


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