Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

Phil Smith Training With Portsmouth

Phil Smith Training With Portsmouth

Former Swindon Town goalkeeper Phil Smith has been training with League One side Portsmouth he has revealed.

Smith who was Town`s longest serving player up until the end of last season was released by Paolo Di Canio at the end of the season.

With the emergency loan window shut, Pompey are only allowed to sign out of contract players so they have looked at Smith who was set to retire from the game.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Smith said. 'They've been kind enough to have me in,'

Smith has yet to sign a contract with the financially stricken side but is keen to get back into the game after looking after his family whilst his wife has been at work.

'I'm training again on Thursday and that's as far as I know, it's a day-by-day thing. I'm just going to keep going in and keep going back when I'm invited and see if anything comes of it.

'Fitness is the sort of thing they are looking at. I haven't played since the end of last season and I feel pretty good in myself and feel like I've got something to offer.'

Smith revealed he was set to call time on his football career and had been looking at employment outside of football since failing to win a contract with Southend United or Cheltenham Town in the Summer following a trial at both clubs.

Vital Swindon Town on: facebook

Vital Swindon Town on: twitter

Join Vital Swindon Town
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!


Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Thursday December 6 2012
Time: 3:25PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Richards In Team Of The Week (19/2/18)

Swindon Town are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected following the clash with Port Vale.

You're Banned & You Know You Are Gordon - 15/2/18

Swindon Town's Kellan Gordon will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Preston In Team Of The Week (12/2/18)

Swindon Town are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected following the clash with Mansfield Town.

Gordon To Serve A Suspension This Week - 9/2/18

Swindon Town's Kellan Gordon will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Swindon Town Archived Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Swindon
Write For Vital Swindon
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Swindon Town will finish in 2016/17?
Suggested By:
Champions12%
Playoffs23%
Mid Table24%
Relegated40%
Don't Know1%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures

Vital Football Comment