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New Signing Smith is going to ‘take it game by game’

Connor Smith has insisted he’ll be taking things game-by-game after returning to Whitby Town.

Smith rejoined the Blues for a third spell at the club from Frickley Athletic on a deal until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old full-back has had two previous loan spells with Whitby, the first in 2015/16 from Hartlepool United and the second coming last season from relegation battling York City.

Smith began his career at Hartlepool and managed 15 first team appearances for the Pools, before moving to York where he managed 22 appearances.

He signed last Friday for the Blues and was set to go straight into the squad for last Saturday’s match against Stalybridge Celtic before it was postponed, but that hasn’t stopped the full-back wanting to get involved due to the higher standard of football.

Smith said: “The standard, moving up in standard was a big reason for me to come back.

“I want to add what I did the first before, going forward as much as I can.

“I’ve got to take it game by game and see what happens.

“We need to take the games as they come and win as many as possible.”

Smith has worked with current first team manager Chris Hardy twice before during his loan spells and believes that Hardy was fair with him both times.

“He (Hardy) was fair with me, my first spell was more of a success than my second,” Smith added.