Farsley Celtic is thrilled to announce the acquisition of talented left back, George Smith. The Barnsley-born footballer, who began his career with his hometown club, has joined Farsley after a successful stint with Gateshead.

Smith, who made his mark in League One with 44 appearances for the Tykes between 2014 and 2016, displayed great potential early on. Following his time at Barnsley, he made the move to Gateshead, where he became an integral part of the team. In the 2016/17 season, he contributed significantly with 38 appearances and even scored his first professional goal.

The left back’s impressive performances caught the attention of Northampton Town, prompting his return to League One. However, Smith’s football journey also includes representing clubs such as Chesterfield, Dover Athletic, Boston United, Darlington, and Harrogate Town. His dynamic attacking style and robust defending have made him a formidable force on the field.

Pav Singh, Director of Football at Farsley Celtic, expressed his delight at securing George Smith’s signature, praising his professionalism both on and off the pitch. Singh acknowledged Smith’s extensive experience at higher levels and commended his exceptional understanding and reading of the game.

Chairman Paul Barthorpe echoed Singh’s sentiment, emphasising Smith’s abilities as one of the standout left backs at Farsley Celtic’s level. Barthorpe highlighted Smith’s defensive prowess and attacking threat, which provide the team with multiple formation options. Additionally, he praised Smith’s passion for the game and his love for the area, emphasising his positive interactions with fans and involvement in the social aspects of the club.

George Smith, on joining Farsley Celtic, expressed his excitement and gratitude. He expressed his eagerness to contribute to the team’s success and build a strong connection with the fans. Smith’s arrival at Farsley Celtic is a testament to the club’s commitment to bringing in talented players who not only excel on the field but also embody the values and spirit of the club.

Farsley Celtic warmly welcomes George Smith and looks forward to witnessing his outstanding performances in the upcoming season.