CHIPPENHAM Town boss Mark Collier has snapped up former Fulham midfielder Josh Smile.

The 20-year-old has previously represented Oxford United and was captain of the U23 side at Craven Cottage last season.

The youngster started his career at the Kasam Stadium, before switching to the London club in 2011.

During his spell at the club, the midfielder enjoyed comparative success as helped the U19 side to second place in the Dallas Cup last year.

The Chippenham manager says the youngster can prove to be a key player for the National League South.

Striker Jake Andrews, who was on loan from Championship side Bristol City, returned to his parent club last month, leaving a gap in the squad for a forward thinking player.

“Josh has been training with us for a couple of weeks and has been impressive, he is quick, bright and can play in several positions,” said Collier.

“With Jake Andrews returning to Bristol City it was important to add to the squad, it's vital we keep a competitive squad in keeping with quality and numbers"

The midfielder will be in contention for the club’s away clash with Welling United on Saturday afternoon.