Ex-Portsmouth forward Dan Smith poised to join Eastleigh

Dan Smith is primed to complete a switch to Eastleigh.

Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 6:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 11:23 am

The ex-Pompey forward will move a step nearer to a Football League return by signing for the National League side, according to our sister title the Bognor Observer.

Smith was released from Fratton Park last summer after making two appearances for Kenny Jackett’s side.

He joined Bognor on a permanent basis after spending the majority of the 2018-19 season on loan at the club.

Smith plundered 26 goals for the Rocks in the Isthmian League premier division this campaign, which attracted suitors from higher up the pyramid.

Smith is now poised to join Eastleigh, which will see him ply his trade just one division below League Two.

Bognor first-team coach Robbie Blake said: ‘Players who come to Bognor should know that they can continue to develop their football education in a team that plays an expansive game on a fantastic pitch with brilliant amenities.

Dan Smith. Picture: Joe Pepler

‘The players who will look at Dan's progression will see how much they can add to their game by joining us.

‘They might have been released by a league cub or feel they haven't had the chance to prove their worth yet coming up through the levels.

‘One way or another I am confident that we can help them make progress and this is evident with Dan looking like he is moving to Eastleigh.’