Kane joined the Wood on an initial two-year deal from Hitchin Town in July 2017.

The attack minded right-back is known for his pace and powerful delivery and made 120 senior appearances over two seasons for Hitchin Town. In just two-years, Smith scored an impressive 11 goals and provided 30 assists from defence, while also helping to keep 38 clean sheets. These stats led to trials with Premier League side Crystal Palace and League One outfits Shrewsbury Town and Coventry City. Smith won both Players’ Player & Supporters’ Player of the Year for Hitchin in 2016.

In his first season at Meadow Park, Kane played an instrumental part in Wood’s run to the play-off final, featuring heavily for the Wood as a right wingback in a 3-5-2 formation. This culminated in Kane being named in Adam Virgo’s National League young team of the season.

Unfortunately at the end of his first season with the Wood, Smith suffered a serious knee injury against AFC Fylde in the play-off quarter final which kept him out for the entirety of the 2018/19 season. Since getting back to full fitness, Kane has signed a new two-year-deal to stay at Meadow Park until at least 2021.

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