VIDEO: Barrie’s excitement

By Daniel Prince. Image by Peter Talbot.

We caught up with midfielder Barrie Smith last week to discuss the summer South Shields have enjoyed so far.

In the video above, last season’s Mariners Player of the Year talks about how he is ‘over the moon’ at Shields’ return home, and why he is welcoming the increased competition for places which lies ahead.

Smith also discusses how he had thought about retiring from football at the end of last season, the aspect of his game he wants to change next term and the position in the team he’d like to fill.