Wednesday, 5 January 2011
251 Craig Smith
Position : Midfield ( also played upfront )
Played : 1997-98
Appearances : 3
Goals : 0
Craig was signed on loan from Derby in August as we had an injury crisis almost straightaway with all the codgers in the squad.
Craig proved that going up a couple of divisions for a loanee is no guarantee of quality. He made his League debut for us away at Leyton Orient as a substitute for Mark Carter who had been left alone up front after Mark Leonard dropped back to cover Keith Hill's sending-off. He did alright, winning a few headers and trying to hold the ball up. When he got a game in normal circumstances there was an immediate problem; he had a lack of mobility which made Paul Williams look like Thierry Henry. The game just went on around him.
Later in the season he went to Rushden and Diamonds in the Conference but only made two brief appearances there. Released in the summer he went to Burton Albion for three seasons. He was last heard of at Hinckley United in 2002.