The pacey winger enjoyed a loan spell at Swindon Town during the first half of the season. He is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s sixth signing since he returned to the club.
Burton Albion Sign Winger Jonny Smith on a Permanent Deal Following Bristol City Release
Smith Made 16 League One Appearances During Swindon Town Loan Spell
The talented attacker becomes the Brewers second signing of the day after defender Tom Hamer arrived from Oldham Athletic.
Smith arrives to boost a Burton attack which has struggled to score goals. His task to bring pace and creativity to the team as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink looks to unlock the best out of the winger.
He is a versatile attacker who can play out wide or in the number ten role behind a striker. He was a regular in the Swindon side under Richie Wellens and John Sheridan. Smith made 16 appearances for the Robins, scoring on one occasion in League One.
Smith will settle into the side well. He will reunite with Tom Hamer after the pair played together at Oldham Athletic. Smith enjoyed a productive loan spell with the Latics last season, scoring nine times in 11 matches before the season was curtailed.
Smith will also reunite with Burton assistant manager Dino Maamria. Maamria signed Smith for Oldham last season so he will know all about his abilities and what he can offer the team.
Hasselbaink Pleased With Latest Recruit
Speaking to the Burton Albion website about his latest recruit, Hasselbaink said: “We’re very happy with the signing of Jonny Smith. He will offer us something that we don’t already have in the house.”
“He’s a left-footed winger, who can get past someone, is a good crosser of the ball and is good in one versus one situations.
“We’re glad he’s chosen us as a club and we believe that he has a bright future ahead.”