Former Mansfield Town, York City, and FC Halifax defender Chris Smith joins Alfreton Town

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Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law has brought in his eighth new signing of the summer with former York City, Mansfield Town and FC Halifax Town defender Chris Smith signing a one-year contract with the Reds.

Derby-born Smith (33), is a vastly experienced central defender who can also play right back and has a healthy goalscoring record over the years. After leaving York City by mutual consent in late January, he moved to FC Halifax Town in February of last season on a free and helped them to the Conference Premier play-offs, making ten appearances and scoring twice.

He was player of the year at Worcester City in the 2006/07 season, won the Conference North title with Tamworth in 2008/09 and captained York City to a successful double at Wembley in the 2011/12 campaign, when the Minstermen won both the FA Trophy and Conference Premier Division play-offs.