Banner image

Author

Dave Barton

Dave Barton writes

Posted Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

Roving Smith enjoying Tranmere spell

Jonny Smith heads back to the West Country tonight aiming to notch up another impressive display on loan at Tranmere Rovers.

The 21-year-old has played 779 minutes for the League Two club this season and will add to that game time this evening at Forest Green Rovers.

And with three goals and three assists to add to the 10 goals and 11 assists from last season’s spell at A.F.C Fylde, Smith is relishing being back in his Merseyside home.

“It’s a great chance for me to go out and play regular senior football. Under-23s football can only take you so far,” said Smith, who grew up across the River Mersey playing for the junior club Millers managed by his dad Gary.

“I feel I am improving playing in this environment. We’ve started well (currently in 6th) and I just want to help Tranmere finish as high in the table as possible.”

Former Wrexham youth player Smith, who has had spells at Cheltenham Town and A.F.C Fylde since joining City, is one of 21 players currently out on loan.

They include Opi Edwards and Jake Andrews, as well as Saikou Jennah (1) and Conor Lemonheigh-Evans (2), who scored three goals between them in last Saturday’s 4-1 FA Cup victory for Torquay United over Winchester City.

In League One, Taylor Moore is becoming a rock in Southend United’s defence while Tyreeq Bakinson, Cameron Pring and Antoine Semonyo are all starting for Newport County in League Two.

James Carey kept a clean-sheet in the Frome Town’s 2-0 win over Gosport Borough while James Morton played 90 mins for Bath City, who lost their FA Cup tie 1-0 at Weston-Super-Mare, for whom George Nurse played 90 mins.

The Shop

Latest News

Report: Bristol City Women 3-2 Reading Women

Report: Bristol City Women 3-2 Reading Women

Posted: Monday, March 8th 2021

Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day

Posted: Monday, March 8th 2021

Match Preview: Bristol City Women vs Reading Women

Match Preview: Bristol City Women vs Reading Women

Posted: Monday, March 8th 2021

City Women take on Royals in BS3

City Women take on Royals in BS3

Posted: Monday, March 8th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Naulago score shortlisted for Gallagher Premiership Try of the Week
Rugby icon

Naulago score shortlisted for Gallagher Premiership Try of the Week

Siva Naulago's stunning second against Worcester Warriors has been shortlisted for The Famous Grouse Gallagher Premiership Try of the Week for round 12.

Posted: Monday, March 8th 2021 • Rugby

The Killers postpone UK tour until 2022
Stadium icon

The Killers postpone UK tour until 2022

Ashton Gate Stadium can confirm that The Killers concert scheduled for Thursday, May 27th 2021, has officially been postponed until next year.

Posted: Monday, March 8th 2021 • Stadium

Lam wary of 'dangerous' Wasps
Rugby icon

Lam wary of 'dangerous' Wasps

Pat Lam says a wounded Wasps side is a dangerous proposition as the Bears prepare to welcome Lee Blackett’s men to Ashton Gate on Friday night.

Posted: Monday, March 8th 2021 • Rugby

International Women's Day 2021 - Choose to Challenge
Bristol Sport icon

International Women's Day 2021 - Choose to Challenge

We caught up with some of the inspirational women across the sporting group to find out what they would challenge on International Women's Day 2021.

Posted: Monday, March 8th 2021 • Bristol Sport

Sign up for webinar training with Google Digital Garage
Rugby icon

Sign up for webinar training with Google Digital Garage

Sign-up for the final webinar in our Google Digital Garage series on Monday, March 8th, focusing on how to build engaging presentations.

Posted: Monday, March 8th 2021 • Rugby