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25 April 2014

Leicester City Keeper Joins U's

CAMBRIDGE United have signed Adam Smith on loan from Leicester City until the end of the season.

Smith, 21, arrives from the King Power Stadium, having joined the Foxes at the age of 17 from Middlesbrough.

The 6ft 3" stopper has had loan spells at Lincoln, Chesterfield, Stevenage and Nuneaton.

Adam will wear number 25 for the U's and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's final league game of the season at Gateshead.

U's Director of Football, Jez George, said: "The Conference have been really understanding of our situation and the fact that it wasn't of our own making.  Throughout this whole process we have acted with honesty and integrity, while trying to look after our football club within the spirit of the competition."

Jez added: "We've had to be patient in finding the right man and be realistic with who we can bring in.  If we were only able to bring in a goalkeeper from the level below, it would have been impossible to sign someone before Saturday.  We didn't want to have to go to Gateshead and play an outfield player in goal, which is what we would of had to do."

Jez concluded: We're really pleased to have been able to sign someone of Adam's calibre and we are extremely grateful to Leicester City for allowing the move to happen."

Jez George will be starting his 26 marathons in 26 days for #Mission676 at 8am on Sunday morning.  Supporters who are making the trip to Gateshead are welcome to join him at Newcastle United's St James' Park with Toon legend, Peter Beardsley, as he starts his mammoth trek!

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