Alan joined the club shortly prior to the 2015 season after a spell in Scotland and has fitted seamlessly into the squad.
Smith joined Rangers as a teenager from Dublin club Crumlin United, in the process becoming the first man from south of the border to play for the Ibrox club in more than half a century. He made a good impression at the club but was unable to nail down a regular spot in the first team before returning home.
Capped regularly by the Republic of Ireland at underage level, the Cobh native is seen as having all the tools to be a future star at the club and his potential excites John Caulfield. The City boss said: “It’s great to sign Alan. He looks like he has serious potential; physically he is a big guy, he is very athletic and he has the raw ingredients.”
Smith himself commented on his hopes for the season: “I’m delighted. It’s a big club and it is definitely going places again. It’s a personal challenge for me as well; there are two good goalkeepers here already, which keeps you on your toes.”
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