Former Chelsea and QPR midfielder ‘excited’ to agree new Crawley deal

Jimmy Smith advances with the ball for Crawley Town against Oxford United, 9th April 2016. (c) Jack Beard SUS-160904-224240008
Jimmy Smith advances with the ball for Crawley Town against Oxford United, 9th April 2016. (c) Jack Beard SUS-160904-224240008
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Midfielder Jimmy Smith has signed a new one-year contract at Crawley Town citing he is excited at the way the club is improving both on and off the field.

The former Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers player has made 76 appearances for the club in two years since joining from Stevenage.

The 29-year-old has previously worked with Reds head coach Dermot Drummy in his days with the Premier League giants back in 2005, which has played a part in him staying.

Smith said: “I know Dermot from my Chelsea days and I’m looking forward to working with him.

“We saw in the last couple of games of last season the way he wants us to play and I’m excited about that

“It’s been a difficult couple of years for the club but I really believe things are improving, on and off the field, and I look forward to being a part of that.”

Drummy said: “I’m delighted Jimmy has agreed to stay because his experience, a willingness to work hard for the team and his energy are all important attributes to have at this level.”

Smith has made more than 350 league and cup appearances with Leyton Orient and Norwich among his former clubs.

So far he and Bobson Bawling and the only two players from last season to agree new deals at the club.

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