Boreham Wood captured player/coach Connor Smith following his departure from Yeovil Town, in League Two.

The former Republic or Ireland Under 21 international arrives with an impressive Football League C.V., having previously enjoyed permanent spells for AFC Wimbledon, Plymouth Argyle and Yeovil Town.

Born in Ireland, Smith’s footballing talents first came to prominence on Sky television show “Football’s Next Star.”

The offensive midfielder was runner up to Ben Greenhalgh in the 2010 addition of the show, which attracted the interest of Watford, who signed him on a youth contract.

Smith signed his first professional deal with Watford in 2012 and would go on to make his Football League debut with the then Championship club three months later, against Crystal Palace.

The now 25-year-old would make a further seven appearances for Watford, while also enjoying loan spells with Wealdstone, Gillingham and Stevenage.

Smith won successive promotions with AFC Wimbledon and Plymouth Argyle following his departure from Watford, in 2015/16 and 2016/17.
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