Skipper prepares to make 100th appearance for the club
Skipper Jimmy Smith will be the third Reds player to clock up 100 League and Cup appearances for the club, if he plays against Yeovil in Saturday’s re-arranged game at Huish Park.
Signed by John Gregory in 2014, Jimmy has since played under three more managers including current Head Coach Dermot Drummy, who first met Jimmy when Dermot was involved in Chelsea’s youth set-up.
Jimmy was given the armband at the start of the season and hasn’t looked back and is looking forward to leading the club to success in the future – and clocking up even more appearances after extending his contract until 2019 a few weeks ago.
Jimmy said: “It’s a nice milestone to clock up – 100 games for the club – but to be honest it won’t mean much if we don’t get a result on Saturday. That’s the most important thing.
“But I’m really enjoying my football and I love the responsibility of being captain, although to be fair there are some good senior lads in the dressing room with me to keep the young lads under control!
“There have been a lot of changes since I signed for the club but I think we’re going in the right direction. We just need to find that consistency in the league, like a lot of clubs, but if we can maintain the standards we showed against Grimsby we will give anyone a game.”