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1 February 2023

Club News


1 February 2023

Goalkeeper Jordan Smith signs on loan from Nottingham Forest for rest of 2022/23 season

- Town sign goalkeeper Jordan Smith on loan
- Joins from Nottingham Forest for remainder of 2022/23 season
- Comments from Leigh Bromby, Mark Fotheringham and Paul Clements

We are delighted to announce the loan signing of goalkeeper Jordan Smith from Nottingham Forest for the remainder of the 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season!

Having been with Nottingham Forest for the entirety of his career to date, the 28-year-old goalkeeper has been on four previous loan spells with Ikeston, Nuneaton Town, Barnsley and Mansfield Town.

With 73 career appearances to his name, Smith joins Town to add additional senior experience to the group alongside new signing Tomáš Vaclík and existing B Team goalkeepers Nicholas Bilokapic and Jacob Chapman.

Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby commented:

“Having already brought Tomáš to the Club, we wanted to ensure we had sufficient depth in the goalkeeping department and Jordan allows us that. Having suffered one injury to a goalkeeper this season, we didn’t want to leave ourselves without the appropriate cover should anything happen in that area going forward.

“With good experience and determination to fight for a place in the squad, it will be good for our younger ‘keepers to have someone compete against between now and the end of the season.”

Head Coach Mark Fotheringham added:

“We have an established number one and two in the group with Tomáš and Nicholas, but introducing Jordan gives us a second senior goalkeeper to round out that department.

“As with every position in the squad, we want competition for places and players pushing each other each and every training session, which Jordan will alongside Jacob Chapman, which is ideal.”

Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements noted:

“Jordan comes in to supplement our existing group and create additional competition within our goalkeeping department. Having seen Ryan Schofield and Gio Bellagambi leave on loan, this gives us a second senior goalkeeper at the Club to push Tomáš, Nick and Jacob and fight for places.

“We mustn’t forget that both Nicholas and Jacob still require experience and as many minutes playing as possible, so Jordan’s addition allows us more flexibility should the opportunity arise to provide either of the younger boys time out on emergency loan or to the National League.

“Arriving with plenty of experience, it’s great to have Jordan at the Club and I’m looking forward to working with him more closely between now and the end of the season.”

Welcome to the Club, Jordan!

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