"I can’t wait to get going."Libby Smith
The 20-year-old has agreed terms on a two-year deal with the Club and becomes the fifth summer arrival, following in the footsteps of Jade Pennock, Louise Quinn, Sarah Ewens and Lucy Quinn.
Traditionally a forward, who can play as a winger or a striker, Smith most recently represented Leicester City and helped them win the 2020/21 FA Women’s Championship title.
Making 14 appearances in the second tier last term, she displayed an adaptability and desire to help the team gain promotion by also operating at right-back on Farley Way.
Now, having chosen the Second City as her destination for the upcoming Barclays FA Women’s Super League season, Smith told BluesTV that she is ready to hit the ground running:
“I am really excited to be here. It’s a great opportunity for myself and the girls this season and I can’t wait to get going.
“I’m looking to make a mark and making an impact in the WSL.
“I can see that he [Scott Booth] has got great ambitions for the Club, that is something that I want to be part of. He has got great experience himself and as a manager.
“I am capable of playing full-back too but my bread and butter is scoring goals and getting assists and being in that final third. I am a fast and direct player, and I will give everything for the team.”
Born across the Midlands in Leicester, Smith joined the academy of her hometown club at the age of seven. She would stay there for eight years before embarking on a 12-month spell with Chelsea's Girls' Academy.
Upon returning to the Foxes, Smith moved into the First Team where she would remain until her departure earlier this summer.
To date, Smith has also represented England’s youth sides from Under-15s to Under-19s level, including appearances as captain of the Young Lionesses.
You can see Smith and her Blues teammates in action this season at St. Andrew’s by purchasing your 2021/22 season ticket today.
Welcome to Blues, Libby!