New Ton Captain Would Like To Stay At Cappielow

Barry Smith replaced Stewart Greacen as Morton Captain on Saturday and told the Greenock Telegraph's Roger Graham that he feels priveleged to do so: “It’s an absolute privilege to be asked to captain the side, but I think, basically, it’s because I’m the most experienced player here. I’m an old head in a very young team. I can talk the players through a game and help keep them composed.”

Smith was also interviewed for the official matchday programmes regular 'An Interview With...' article on Saturday. In the interview he told Andrew Bowman that he'd "love to sign a longer term deal" at Cappielow. He says it is a possibility but it is out with his power.

He adds that he can see himself playing for a number of seasons yet and mentions that in 5 years time he will be coaching in the Quick-Fire questions.

I'd love Smith to stay on at Cappielow. He's an old head who adds composure and know-how on the pitch and experience and professionalism in the dressing room. I'd like to see him to sign a new contract as a player / coach - be that helping out with the first team squad or managing and coaching one of the youth teams. Smith has a wealth of expereience we could use at Morton and that we'd be daft to let go when he's willing to stay beyond his loan spell from Valur.

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