New Boston United signing Jordan Smith will be a ‘crowd pleaser’

Jordan Smith.
Jordan Smith.

New Boston United striker Jordan Smith is a ’real crowd pleaser’ - according to new boss Graham Drury.

The 24-year-old frontman became Drury’s first signing as Pilgrims manager when he joined from Ilkeston Town on Friday.

Last season, Smith scored 14 Blue Square Bet North goals for Corby Town.

He began this campaign with Stamford, before switching to Ilkeston.

And having managed his new signing at both the Steelmen and the Daniels, Drury knows what to expect.

He told The Standard: “He’s lightning quick and very powerful.

“But he’s also a real crowd pleaser as his work ethic is unbelievable.

“He’ll give you absolutely everything he’s got.”

Drury originally stated that he would not be making any new signings before Saturday’s fixture at Altrincham, which was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Moss Lane.

However, Smith became available after Ilkeston waived the seven-day approach Drury had made to the club.

Smith can also play on the wing, and Drury believes his versatility will be vital as he looks to play a 4-4-2 formation.

He continued: “I believe in the lad.

“He’s quick and there won’t be many catching him.

“He has work-rate, commitment and desire.

“Every player in my side has to have that.”