Gloucestershire Media Highlight Jonte Smith

June 1, 2020

Jonté Smith is dreaming of becoming the fourth Bermudian player to appear in a Wembley Stadium final,” according to a report from Gloucestershire Live.

The report said, “Jonté Smith is dreaming of becoming the fourth Bermudian player to appear in a Wembley Stadium final. Cheltenham Town will first have to overcome Northampton Town over a two-legged play-off semi-final, but striker Smith is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Nahki Wells [Bradford City], Kyle Lightbourne [Stoke City] and Shaun Goater [Rotherham United and Manchester City].

“Of the three, Wells is so far the only Bermudian to score at the world-famous venue, in Bradford’s 3-0 League Two play-off final triumph over Northampton in 2013.

“Smith’s contract with the Robins was due to expire on June 3, but he has agreed to extend the deal for another month, ensuring he will be available for Cheltenham’s bid to reach League One.

Jonté Smith with his hat-trick ball

Jonte Smith Bermuda Nov 2019

“Smith joined Cheltenham last September after appearing on trial during pre-season. He scored a hat-trick against West Ham United Under-21s in the Trophy and headed in his first League goal in the 3-0 victory at Mansfield Town on December 7.

“At the start of lockdown, Smith filled some of his spare time by teaching himself how to play the piano.

“He has since started learning Spanish to occupy his mind along with sticking to the routines sent by the club’s fitness coach Josh Harris.

“Smith has also kept in regular touch with his friends and family in Bermuda.

“With the way technology is these days it’s a lot easier to stay in contact, with video calling and messaging, to make sure everyone’s doing well and the family are safe and sound pretty much every day,” he said.

You can read the full story here on Gloucestershire Live.

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