7 Adam ‘Agent’ Smith Aims To Reboot Bank

Aldershot’s and Mansfield Town’s  mercurial winged assassin Adam Smith was heralded as one of Holdsworth’s most prized summer possessions and so the patient stalking of the Stag commenced.  No sooner had Reg’s Stag been bagged, we had a matrix moment upon us as the bleached haired charming chap availed us of his focused desire at a fans forum. Agent Smith you feel is here to reboot the Bank.

The former Chesterfield, York City, Mansfield and Aldershot flying winger finally joined the Imps  (STMI broke the news back on May 30th despite the announcements stating that the cupboard was bare).  The namesake of the Father of Economics is a smashing bloke with just the hunger desire and talent we need. Smith played more than half his games at Aldershot last season, in two loan spells at the club,  but David’s brother Dean , perhaps in an act of family loyalty, failed to conclude a deal for a lad who has firm family values of his own.  Adam has already been prepared to put his career on hold due to the ill-health of his young daughter.


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Yes there is more to this lad than meets the eye and he has  just the hunger to go with a pretty precocious talent that will come to fruition at the Imps.  Adam had 7 seasons at Chesterfield so he has some league pedigree and will definitely do a job at our level as the first of his two seasons at the Stags showed. In 2010/11 he bagged 6 goals from 31 League and 2 FA Cup appearances, but you can quadruple his contribution when it comes to creating opportunities for others. Rob Duffy is going to love him almost as much as the Stacey West.

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thanks for the pic wiki
Adam has been typecast as an impact player, indeed most wingers, Carayol and DNG included, can be classed a luxury when you are up against it, but they are the heroes that really make the turnstiles click.  Adam’s work rate is good and offensively he is dynamite on either wing. He is one to have the ground on its feet, toying with mere mortals, by undoing the foe with a cameo that will stop the show . His two assists for Aldershot last term saw him run Dagenham (5-2) and Burton (2-0) ragged, but alas The Shots struggled in  October, November and December before sending him back to the Stags.
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Although Adam started 8 of the 9 games he played upon his return to the Stags, netting 2 goals, he rarely finished a game.  An example of his impact potential saw him come on and bag a vital equaliser against Tamworth, a game the Stags would go on to win 2-1. Then in April he scored the opener against a resolute Stockport side as the Stags grabbed two in 8 second half minutes before being sacrificed as they held out for an invaluable 2-1 home win.  He is comfortable on either flank, in a conventional 4-4-2 or more advanced role in a three pronged attack.  At 5′ 11″ he has also been used as a central striker although his counter-attacking style sees him work best from wide positions.
 
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pic thanks to wiki
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nathan Adam Smith
DATE OF BIRTH 20 February 1985 (age 27)
PLACE OF BIRTH Huddersfield,
HEIGHT 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
WEIGHT 12st (76.27kg)
POSITION: LEFT OR RIGHT WING
CURRENT CLUB Mansfield Town
NUMBER 19
YOUTH CAREER
?–2001 Chesterfield
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Chesterfield 74 (3)
2008 Lincoln City (loan) 4 (0)
2008–2009 Gainsborough Trinity 11 (2)
2008–2009 York City (loan) 16 (2)
2009–2010 York City 29 (2)
2010– Mansfield Town 44 (8)
2011 Aldershot Town (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Aldershot Town (loan) 7 (0)

Posted on July 26, 2012, in Imps Squad Player Pics, Squad, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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