We are extremely saddened to hear the tragic news that former Shots player Jim Smith has passed away aged 79.

Smith will be remembered by many Aldershot Town fans for his spell as a player at the club between 1961 and 1965, before going on to have successful spells in professional football with the likes of Halifax Town, Lincoln City and Boston United, which is when his long-term career in football management began.

Starting out as a player-manager at Boston United, Smith would go onto manage a number of clubs including: Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Oxford United, Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Portsmouth FC, and Oxford United where his 30-year managerial career would come to an end.

The former Shot was a true legend of English football and our greatest condolences go out to the Smith family in this moment in time.