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Story posted: Wednesday, 7th August 2002

Newsome signs new striker
Experienced striker, Gary Smith, put pen to paper after Wednesday's friendly to sign for Gresley Rovers.
Smith, the former Tamworth, Worcester City and Halesowen Town front-runner impressed manager John Newsome in two pre-season games who described him as 'a missing piece of the jigsaw.'

Newsome said of his latest signing: "I'm delighted that he's decided to join us. I think he's a piece of the jigsaw that possibly we're missing.He was part of the side who won the Dr Martens Western Division title for Halesowen and I hope his experience and skill will substantially stengthen the squad.

"He was very lively again tonight upfront. He adds another dimension and you can see he's played at a higher level."

Smith opened his account for Gresley scoring from the penalty spot in the 1-1 draw at home with Ossett Town.
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