East Fife captain Kevin Smith proud to reach milestone

Kevin Smith closes down Partick's Ryan Williamson.Kevin Smith closes down Partick's Ryan Williamson.
Kevin Smith closes down Partick's Ryan Williamson.
Kevin Smith says he remains proud to play for East Fife after reaching a milestone in his time at Bayview.

Smith’s appearance off the bench during his side’s 2-1 defeat by Peterhead this month was the 200th time he had turned out for them.

Given how often players move on nowadays, for the striker to reach 200 games is an achievement not to be sniffed at, and he’s rightly delighted to have hit that total and hopes there are plenty more appearances to follow.

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The 33-year-old said: “I’m proud to have reached 200 games.

“A lot of effort goes into making that amount of appearances and playing as much as you can.

“Hopefully, I can have quite a few more to come.”

Although Smith’s 200th game won’t live long in his memory, the Fifers having been beaten, there are plenty of highlights from down the seasons to look back on.

One period which sticks out for him especially is when he skippered the club to the 2015-16 Scottish League Two title.

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“Being captain when we won the league was special because it was a really hard League Two at the time,” recalled the former Queen of the South, Dundee United and Raith Rovers forward.

“The club has been really good to me. It’s a good club to be at.

“My dad played with East Fife and he made it clear to me at the time I signed that it was a family club and I’ve found that since I’ve been here.

“Whenever you go to a club, you want to give it your best, and all the boys who come to East Fife do because they see the work that gets put in behind the scenes and how much we’re looked after.

“It’s a big club and I’m proud to be here.”

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