Jamaica call-up for former Potters Bar Town star

PUBLISHED: 12:05 30 September 2011

Nathan Smith in his Potters Bar Town days

Nathan Smith in his Potters Bar Town days

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JAMAICA have named ex-Potters Bar Town left-back Nathan Smith in their squad for a friendly against Honduras next month.

Smith, who now plays for League One outfit Chesterfield, qualifies for the Caribbean country through his grandparents. “This is a once in a life opportunity and has made my family feel very proud. I am very excited about it,” Smith said.

It has been a remarkable rise to prominence for the former Ryman League Division One North player who has moved from non-league, to the professional game and now to the international stage.

The 24-year-old played for Potters Bar Town in the 2007/08 season under then manager Steve Brown.

While with the Scholars he earned a trial with Yeovil Town who snapped him up, after more than 100 appearances in three seasons for the south west outfit Smith moved to Chesterfield ahead of the current campaign.

He will be hoping to make his debut for the Reggae Boyz, managed by former Hull City player Theodore Whitmore, on October 11 in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras.


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