Barnsley FC transfers: League One club complete signing of Walsall keeper Jackson Smith

BARNSLEY have completed the signing of Walsall keeper Jackson Smith on a four-year deal.

Smith, 22, is the club’s third summer window acquisition following the previous arrivals of Conor Hourihane and Marc Roberts, both promoted with the club to the Championship in 2015-16 and back for a second spell at Oakwell.

There is a further in the club’s favour to extend Smith’s deal. The custodian has joined for an undisclosed fee.

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The Telford-born player came through the academy ranks at Wolves after first joining at the age of just eight.

Latest Barnsley signing Jackson Smith, who has joined from Walsall. Picture courtesy of Barnsley FC.Latest Barnsley signing Jackson Smith, who has joined from Walsall. Picture courtesy of Barnsley FC.
Latest Barnsley signing Jackson Smith, who has joined from Walsall. Picture courtesy of Barnsley FC.

After a 13-year association at Wanderers, he moved across the Black Country to Walsall on a permanent deal last July after a loan spell at the club in the second half of 2022-23 as back-up to first-choice keeper Owen Evans.

Smith, who spent time at non-league Frickley Athletic and Kettering Town during his time at Wolves, made 30 appearances for the Saddlers last term.

Reds sporting director Mladen Sormaz said: “Jackson is an exciting young goalkeeper, and we are very happy to welcome him to Oakwell.

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"Whilst being a good shot-stopper, he can play with his feet and commands his box well.

"We’re extremely pleased to secure his services amongst interest from other clubs and look forward to him joining our pre-season.”

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