Jack Smith

Midfield

Apps: 28 (12)

Goals: 0

Last Updated: 24 June 2023

Debut: vs. Bradford City (H, 0-1), 20/08/2019

The 2020-1 season was a milestone in the career of our young midfielder Jack Smith; turning out 30 times in all competitions

Jack Smith

Date of Birth: 15-09-2001

Place of Birth: Hertford

Isn’t it rewarding when a young prospect emerges from the youth side and into the first team? Jack Smith did just that for us; bursting onto the Boro’ scene as far back as November 2018 when name-checked in a Comet interview as one to watch. His first team path then started after gaining a place on the bench for our 2019-20 season opener. Mind you, his opportunity was a little quicker in coming around than he may have first thought. And an injury crisis at the start of that campaign was his chance.

The 2020-1 season would then become a milestone in the young midfielder’s career; turning out 30 times in all competitions. And the impression he made during his match time was impressive. It was enough to secure him that season’s Young Player of the Year accolade; edging out Chelsea goalkeeper Jamie Cumming by two votes. Not only that, but it also secured him a well-deserved, two-year extension to his contract at the Lamex. All in all, it was a good haul for the lad. And it vindicated that belief shown in him by four managers we’d gone through during the 2019-20 season.

Jack Smith: After Boro’

The upheaval that Boro’ went through in the time between 2019 and 2022 didn’t do much good for Smith. As incoming managers looked to more experienced options in the middle, the young midfielder found himself on the fringes; out on loan to gain match experience. In early 2020, there was a brief loan spell at Braintree Town that yielded nine appearances before the National League season was cut short due to Covid-19. He’d get an opportunity to shine at both Kettering Town (2021-2) and Dartford (2022-3) too.

In his absence, however, Boro’ secured promotion to League One. And, with his contract up, the question was whether there was a path back to first team action with us. The answer, it seems, was “no”; Smith released at the end of his deal. Our loss would end up being King’s Lynn Town’s gain that summer; the midfielder down to National League North and a Linnets side who had gone so close to promotion in 2022-3. With the experience gained here and out on loan, maybe Smith was the player to kick the Norfolk side up a gear.

2021-2

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Saturday 28 August 2021

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Saturday 02 October 2021

Tuesday 05 October 2021

Saturday 16 October 2021

Tuesday 30 November 2021

2020-1

Saturday 12 September 2020

Saturday 19 September 2020

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Saturday 26 September 2020

Saturday 03 October 2020

Tuesday 06 October 2020

Saturday 10 October 2020

Saturday 17 October 2020

Tuesday 03 November 2020

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Saturday 21 November 2020

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Sunday 29 November 2020

Wednesday 02 December 2020

Saturday 12 December 2020

Saturday 26 December 2020

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Saturday 02 January 2021

Saturday 09 January 2021

Saturday 16 January 2021

Saturday 23 January 2021

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Saturday 30 January 2021

Tuesday 02 February 2021

Saturday 27 March 2021

Saturday 17 April 2021

Tuesday 20 April 2021

Saturday 24 April 2021

Saturday 01 May 2021

Saturday 08 May 2021

2019-20

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Tuesday 03 September 2019

Previous Clubs:

None

Later Clubs:

Braintree Town (loan) (2020)
Kettering Town (loan) (2022)
Dartford (loan) (2022)
King's Lynn Town (2023)