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GEORGE SMITH
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UPDATED 07:48 15th June 2014

Boasting a tremendous engine and fantastic pace, full-back George Smith has all the attributes to succeed in the modern game.

Barnsley-born, Smith joined the Reds as an 11-year-old and would make his professional debut seven years later - becoming a fans' favourite at full-back after just a handful of appearances.

Smith described signing his first professional contract at Oakwell as 'literally a dream come true' - it became a reality when he made his debut on Boxing Day 2014 at Preston North End's Deepdale in front of just less than 14,000 people.

After overcoming a broken toe sustained in pre-season, Smith showed such good form that he was rewarded with a contract extension in February 2015 - keeping at Oakwell until at least the summer of 2016.

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