Yeovil Town have signed experienced midfielder Jimmy Smith from Crawley Town on a loan deal until January.

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With over 400 EFL appearances to his name, the Reds club captain arrives in Somerset to bolster the Glovers’ options in the middle of the park. Having come through Chelsea’s academy, the Londoner made his Blues debut in the Premier League after being introduced by Jose Mourinho away at Newcastle United in 2006.

Loans in the Championship with QPR, Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday followed, prior to a four-year stay across the capital at Leyton Orient. Part of the side that went a club record 14 games unbeaten in League One, he bowed out at Brisbane Road with 189 appearances and 22 goals.

Swiftly snapped up by Stevenage in the summer of 2013 – where he first met Yeovil boss Darren Sarll – Smith wore the captain’s armband on a number of occasions, as he made 47 appearances.

A one-season stay in Hertfordshire was followed by a move to join Crawley, where he later scored a career-best 10 goals in 2017/18, prior to having his form halted early last season after suffering a knee injury that ruled him out for the majority of the campaign.

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