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Steven Smith

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Norwich Career: 2010-11 (7 appearances)
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Date of Birth: 30/08/1985 (Bellshill)
Nationality: Scottish

Biography

Rangers left-back Steven Smith became Norwich's third signing of the 2010 pre-season when he signed for the Canaries on 2nd June 2010. Smith agreed a two-year deal on a Bosman transfer after leaving Glasgow Rangers - and immediately goes head-to-head with Adam Drury for the left-back berth in Paul Lambert's Championship starting XI.

Smith is from Bellshill - the same part of Glasgow which produced former City defender Malky Mackay. Smith made his debut for Rangers in 2004, but a little over two years later suffered groin problems that sidelined him for 16 months. He forced his way back into the Rangers first team in April 2008 and was part of the side which won the league and cup double, but again suffered injuries during the summer which sidelined him until November.

He started seven league games in 2009/10 - including the Old Firm derby in March - and also played in the Scottish League Cup final win over St Mirren.

However, both Lambert and Smith say the injury problems are a thing of the past. “I'm pretty sure he has got over that,” said Lambert. “It is never easy being out the length of time he was out and then you get thrown into an Old Firm game, it's unbelievable, but (Rangers manager) Walter Smith obviously saw something and put him back in, which is great.” Rangers has offered him a new contract but he chose to join City instead

Starting the season with injuries, Steven did not make his debut until the 28th September 2010 clash with Leicester when he came on as a 80th minute substitute. His first start came on 2nd October 2010 in the 3-0 win at Bristol City.

Unable to settle in Norwich, he was allowed to return to his homeland at the end of January 2011 joining Aberdeen on loan on 31st January 2011.

Despite being linked with a permanent switch to Aberdeen, he joined Preston on a free transfer on 12th August 2011

Steven had his contract with Preston terminated by mutual consent on 10th April 2012. Injuries had limited him to 14 appearances. At the end of April, he signed for Major League Soccer side Portland Timbers.

Smith parted company with Portland at the beginning of December 2012. He trialled with Rangers the following month

Smith resigned for Rangers on 18th June 2013 signing a two year deal. Rangers won the Scottish League One title on 12th March 2014 win a win over Aidreieonians.

On 2nd July 2015, Smith signed for Kilmarnock, following Rangers' failure to win promotion from the Scottish Championship into the Scottish Premier League. He signed a three year contract with Kilmarnock. He had made 34 appearances, scoring twice, since rejoining Rangers.

He was released by Kilmarnock in May 2018 having made 60 appearances.


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