Adam Smith has worked hard to make his way into Eddie Howe’s starting XI at the club and the right back has been rewarded for his efforts, featuring in all but two of the Cherries Premier League games in 2016/17.
The English defender came through the youth academy at Tottenham Hotspur and made one senior appearance for the London club during his time there from 2008-2014.
During that time, the right back went out on loan to seven different clubs including Leeds United, Derby County and Bournemouth in the 2010/11 season.
The defender has appeared for England under-16s right through to under-21s level, where he made 11 appearances for the under-21s side.
Smith signed for the Cherries permanently in 2014, making five appearances in the Championship that season before featuring regularly in the club’s Championship title winning campaign.
The right back then cemented his place in the starting XI in the Premier League in 2015/16, scoring crucial goals in the memorable 3-3 draw with Everton and in the 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion.
In the Cherries’ second top-flight campaign Smith shone as an attacking threat and no other Premier League player accumulated more assists in the league than him last season – him and Kyle Walker both made five goals.
His form last season linked Smith with an England call up, something he'll be keen to achieve in the upcoming season.
The full back signed a new four-year deal in the summer.
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