Boreham Wood defender Kane Smith has signed a new contract keeping him at Meadow Park until 2021, with another year’s option.

The much-loved wing-back joined Boreham Wood just over two years ago from Hitchin Town.

Smith spent all of last season on the treatment table after suffering a serious knee injury in the play-off victory over AFC Fylde back in May 2018. Nevertheless, the defender has come back fitter than ever and he proved this in the pre-season yo-yo test where he was narrowly edged out by his opposite wing-back Femi Ilesanmi.

On signing the new contract, Smith said: “I decided to commit to the club because with everything I went through last year with the injury, they were right there by my side helping me and my family wherever possible.

“This meant a lot to me, when I was struggling physically and mentally, whether it was the chairman, gaffer, kit staff, players and of course the physio department, they were all amazing.

“It’s a great club to be around, the energy and the ambition was another reason why I wanted to sign again.

“Also, the group of players we have here was a massive reason too, they are an unbelievable bunch of lads who stuck by me last year and always kept me involved and feeling welcome.

“The new lads we’ve got in too just shows where we want to be next year and hopefully we can have a successful season.”

Manager Luke Garrard added his thoughts by saying: “It shows the progression we’ve got to in the length of the new contract. It also shows the commitment from both sides, especially from ourselves to Kane.

“He’s been fantastic for us, it was just a shame that he suffered that nasty injury last year.

“I honestly believe that on his day he is one of the better players at the level in his position. He brings a breath of fresh air, bundles of energy and has great quality in the final third.”


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