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Matty Smith initially joined the Reds on loan from Derry City until the end of the 2022 season.
The Scot is now playing in his fifth season in the League of Ireland, he joined Waterford from his hometown club Dundee United in 2020, playing every single game of a reduced COVID-19 impacted season.
From the Blues, he left to join St Patrick’s Athletic, making 32 appearances and scoring 11 times, making him the club’s top goal-scorer as they finished second in the SSE Airtricity League and won the FAI Cup.
Smith’s success with the Saints earned him a move to Derry City, where he put pen to paper on a two-year deal.
The Dundee native was a key player for the Candystripes this season, making 19 appearances in 2022, including 14 starts and netting 3 goals before joining the Reds. Smith made the move permanent in December 2022.