We are delighted to announce that the club has re-signed first team midfielder Richard Smith for the upcoming 2017/18 Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - Premier Division season!
Smith was one of the stars of the Robins’ side last season and played fantastically well throughout the season. He is extremely versatile as he can operate in midfield, fullback or even centre half if needed. He was a big player for Ashton last season and could influence the outcome of a game single-handedly.
The midfielder was the captain of Radcliffe Borough, where he was a fan favourite which led him to being crowned as the Supporters’ Player of the Year at the end of the 2015/16 season.
The Robins realised his quality and made a move for the player and successfully secured his services in the summer of 2016. Smith portrayed his class in his first season at Ashton and has immediately become a fan favourite at the Hurst Cross Stadium.
The news of his re-signing with the club is most welcome and we hope to see another brilliant season from Smith in an Ashton United shirt!