Smith, 26, started his career at Sunderland and made three first team appearances for the Black Cats. Whilst at Sunderland he also had a loan spell at Huddersfield Town where he made eight appearances.
His career then saw him move to Scotland, where he played for Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen and then for a short period to St Johnstone.
In 2008/09 Smith played for Gateshead, making a dozen appearances for Ian Bogie’s side before signing for Blyth Spartans in 2010.
His stay with Spartans was a brief one, however, and he moved onto join Chester-le-Street before becoming one of Martin Gray`s first signings for the Quakers last summer.