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Mark Smith extends Hampton and Richmond Borough loan

24 November 2015

Young goalkeeper to stay with Ryman Premier League side for another month

Brentford goalkeeper Mark Smith has extended his loan spell at Hampton and Richmond Borough for another month. The 19-year-old – who signed a new one-year contract in the summer – joined the Ryman Premier League side in late October. He has played five games since his arrival and Hampton have won three of those with Mark conceding just five goals and keeping one clean sheet. Mark will now remain with Hampton, where he also spent much of last season, until 21 December.

Mark signed a one-year Development Squad contract in 2014 after a successful trial following his release from Queens Park Rangers. He had loan spells at Hitchin Town and Hampton – where he played 22 games and won two Player of the Month awards – last term and played eight games for Brentford’s Development Squad in the Under-21 Professional Development League.

The stopper was offered a new one-year deal by The Bees at the end of 2014/15, promoted to the First Team group and given a squad number for the current campaign. He has been an unused substitute on two occasions this season and played a further five games for the Development Squad. He will be available for Hampton’s next seven games including a Middlesex County FA Senior Challenge Cup tie against Hayes and Yeading this evening, Tuesday 24 November, and the FA Trophy match against Maidstone United on Saturday, 28 November. Hampton are currently seventh in the Ryman Premier League table, four points off second place.

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