This week, Mark Yates bolstered the Silkmen’s attacking options with the signing of former Millwall striker Harry Smith on a one-year deal.
Despite the frontman being relatively young at the age of 23, he’s been no stranger to success in his career.
At The Den, Smith helped the Lions win promotion back to the Championship in the 2016/17 campaign, where he also scored a hat-trick in the club’s memorable FA Cup run against Braintree Town.
However, now Smith is ready to prove his worth at the Moss Rose and after speaking to www.mtfc.co.uk in his first interview with the club, he can’t wait to get started.
“I’m delighted to get the deal done” said Smith.
“It took a little while but I’m glad to get everything signed up and I’m looking forward to meeting the lads.
“When I got the call, I spoke to my close friends and my family and after speaking to them I decided this is the right decision for me moving forward.
I’ll be busting a gut to make sure I’m in the starting line-up. Like I say though, I’m delighted to have signed and I’m looking forward to meeting the lads and working as hard as possible and hopefully get myself in the team for the first game of the season.”
It’s easy to look at the striker standing at 6ft 5in and instantly think about the aerial threat he can pose. However, there is much more to Smith than meets the eye.
Time at Chelsea’s famed youth academy and Football League experience with the likes of Millwall and Swindon Town has only improved his game and Smith insists he can bring much more to the team than just goals.
“As a striker scoring goals is a massive part of my game but I don’t want to just bring goals. I want to bring good hold up play as well as winning my headers.
I think people look at me and think ‘he’s tall, stick the ball on his head’ but I like running in behind and I think I have a bit of pace to offer so I want to prove myself as an all rounder striker and not only as the typical target man.”
By Andrew Gate